I love, love, love this picture book written by Laura Roettiger and illustrated by Ariel Boroff.
Laura has done a fabulous job in writing short sentences in each page which is perfect for reading for kids or being read out. Every word speaks about the wonder and joy of nature, especially about the moon and its reflected light.
Aliana, her parents, and her brother Gus have such a bond that love just seeps out in every page even when Aliana is messy. There is understanding and acceptance. It is quite obvious via the pictures that the parents allow both their children to explore and create. Living in Rocky mountains gives all of them a chance to be close to nature.
In the entire book, there is so much love for nature shown with horseriding, hikes, stars, moon, forest, tree-house. The entire story is about science and how Aliana combines her knowledge of science and nature to make the perfect birthday gift for her brother.
Ariel Boroff is a talented genius with her drawings. Every color chosen, every schematic representation, every stroke of the drawing is shown accurately. A feeling of awe and attraction is evoked from the first page. Every time I open this book, I am pulled toward it. The colors are bright and cheerful, the drawings so lovingly done.
Laura and Ariel make the perfect combination. Laura has also added a note at the end about the phases of the moon which would help the kids to understand how moon waxes and wanes.
Creativity can be a little messy, as Aliana says
But I say, Laura and Ariel’s creativity is PERFECT and AWESOME
Overall, this is a fantastic read and the perfect gift for my niece.
I received a digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Aliana loves observing everything in nature. When she notices how bright the light of the full moon shines into her room, she spends time learning about the moon and experimenting with light. As she prepares for her brother s birthday, she plans a wonderful surprise to be revealed with the next full moon.
Publication Date: 19th February 2019
Publisher: Eifrig Publishing
Wow a five star review! Wonderful. Your enchantment with this book definitely came through in your review ❤️❤️❤️
This was really good. The color combination was fantastic I kept looking at it for so long
That’s great. Pretty colours… 😄😂❤️❤️
I like pretty colors like dark pin violet 🤷♀️
Me too 🤷🏻♀️😂❤️
Thank you! It’s so important to encourage children to be curious and creative without worrying about the mess!
Very true.. Lovely book Laura 😘😍 I am. Going to buy the physical book for my niece
Thank you! I hope she loves it.
Hey ! I’m Chhavi. I just published my very first book!! I would love to hand over a review PDF copy to you in exchange for an honest review. If you’d like that, reply with your email address and I’ll send it to you! xx
That’s great. Good luck Chhavi
Sounds like a cute book. I will have my son read it. Great review!
It was really sweet. I was attracted to bright colors
This looks like a lovely book😊
It was really nice. ❤️
The book sounds wonderful. 👍
Very sweet book Jaya ❤️
I LOVE picture books!! And, judging by the cover the illustrations are AMAZING!! ❤️❤️ I also love themes of love and understanding. You defintitely can’t get enough of that! 😊
And moon and crystals… The colors in the Book were just beautiful 😍
Well, that sounds wonderful!! 😀
Hehehe you would love to be a kid… Or you are already one 😂😂
Damn straight! I got my Tinkerbell tattoo to remind me that I’ll never grow up!! 😊
Whoa you marked your skin? Where and when
Back and years ago! Ha ha! Probably about 10 years… Going to get my next one finally. Now that I’ve found something amazing to get! ❤️❤️ SO EXCITED!!!!
It sounds like a wonderful read for the little ones! Fab review
Thank you Yvo ❤️
This sounds SO beautiful, Shalini! Terrific review!
Wow! I can feel your excitement.
This sounds like something I would love to get for my kid sis.
This was fabulous and Laura is our fellow blogger ❤️
Thank you Jennifer. Sorry you were in spam 🤷♀️
I do miss picture books sometimes. The ohana and I have fond memories of combing through the kids section of books and bringing home a stack.