Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

Doesn’t this cover look pretty with the snow falling onscreen? The serene moon gazes in on the sleepy scene. Throughout the book, G. Brian Karas‘s gouache, acrylic and pencil illustrations lend a beautiful texture that mesmerizes as much as the poetry.

switchingotmSwitching On The Moon introduces children to the poetry of dreams. This anthology of over 50 short poems compiled by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters (both of whom contribute a few poems) includes poets ranging from Langston Hughes, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Sylvia Plath to contemporaries such as Lee Bennett Hopkins and Philip Waddell.

In case you’re sleepy, here’s the beginning of a poem to see you off to bed:

And now the cozy day is gone                                                        And now the cozy book is read                                                          Of all the cozy things there are                                                      The coziest of all is bed                                                                                  –Mary Ann Hoberman from THE COZY BOOK


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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