Max and the tag-along moon / Floyd Cooper.

By: Cooper, Floyd [author,, illustrator.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0147515467; 9780147515469Subject(s): Grandfathers -- Fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers | Grandfathers -- Fiction | Moon -- Fiction | Moon -- Juvenile fiction | Moon | Moon -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.C78485 | Max 2015Summary: When Max leaves his grandfather's house, the moon follows him all the way home, just as Grandpa promised it would.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Original published: New York : Philomel Books, c2013.

When Max leaves his grandfather's house, the moon follows him all the way home, just as Grandpa promised it would.

Ages 3 and up.

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PreS-K-A big, round moon shines down on a boy and his grandfather as they share a good-bye hug, and Granpa tells Max, "That ol' moon will always shine for you.on and on." The child keeps an eye on the moon on the long drive home, spying it in the side mirror of his family's car and through branches above him. Over hills and bridges, past sleeping cows, and through a quiet town, it is always in view. Then, when dark clouds hide it, Max feels its absence. It reappears as he is going to sleep, and he throw his hands in the air with joy at the shining orb that "will always shine for me. on and on!" A lovely comforting story for children who don't like good-byes, the quiet text flows along, and the soft, diffuse paintings make the book a wonderful bedtime read-aloud. The full moon is a friendly presence on each spread, and the varied vantage points incorporate soothing imagery, such as a bird silhouetted against the sky. Signs with arrows point the way home, reassuring readers that despite the lengthy trip, Max is heading in the right direction. His face is expressive, clearly conveying his varied emotions, from wonder to happiness and wistfulness. Perfect for one-on-one readings.-Marian McLeod, Darien Library, CT (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Floyd Cooper was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, he worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books. The first book he illustrated was Grandpa's Face written by Eloise Greenfield. He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land.

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