Hello, friends! Sorry for our unexpected absence over the last week, we had some technical difficulties! But we are back with today’s book, Oscar Goes to the Moon by Helen Tanner, a delightful tale of exploration and friendship.
Oscar has always known that he was a bunny that wanted to go places. One day at school, he begins pondering what places he might like to go, and who he might like to meet there. Toucans in Brazil, giraffes in Africa, polar bears at the North Pole – all are possibilities, but none feel right. That is, until the night that Oscar looks up at the moon, and realizes that there is another rabbit up there! Determined to meet this mysterious moon bunny, he makes several attempts to reach the moon, but with no luck. Can Oscar find a way to make it to his outer space destination? And what will he find when he arrives?
Adorable. Oscar’s story is an uncomplicated one, with a calming and cozy tone that still manages to explores themes of persistence and curiosity. Tanner’s simple and extremely well-laid out text is wonderful to read aloud, and along with some absolutely charming illustrations, create a tale that is a treat to read for very young bookworms. The artwork especially is a standout, with a spare yet enchanting visual style that fits the tone of the story perfectly. The length is perfect for a storytime, and JJ loved this gentle and sweet tale. Overall, this is a great story for little bookworms just beginning to read and explore for themselves, and we absolutely recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)