Picture Poetry Book Review: A Full Moon Rising by Marilyn Singer

Title: A Full Moon is Rising
Author: Marilyn Singer
Illustrator: Julia Cairns
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Released: June 1, 2011
Website: http://marilynsinger.net/

Summary:

Mysterious and evocative, the full moon is the most celebrated phase of the earth s only natural satellite. Around the world, people and other living things interact with and are affected by the full moon in fascinating ways. Sailors set out to sea on the high tides the full moon causes. Insects and migrating birds are guided by its brilliant light. Families dance, sing, and feast at full moon festivals, while traders buy and sell camels. Corals reproduce, wolves howl, and children dream of being astronauts.

In this poetic exploration of full moon science, celebrations, beliefs, and illusions, Marilyn Singer and Julia Cairns take us on a whirlwind international tour. Along the way we visit Canada, Israel, Morocco, India, China, Australia, and more as we learn about the many ways people welcome and honor Earth’s wondrous full moon.

So honestly I’m not really a poetry person. I just don’t love it and often don’t get it.  I don’t think I realized this was a book of poetry when I agreed to accept it for review.  

My favorite thing about A Full Moon Is Rising had nothing to do with the poems themselves.  At the back of the book is a section About the Poems that discusses everything from lunar eclipses, to Greek Gods to the Moon Festival in China.

The poems are short and fairy easy to grasp the mean of and I thought the illustrations went along quite well with the poems.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Source: Review Copy