Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin

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Why does the Moon seem to change shape from night to night? In this unique book, innovative die-cuts and playful poetry introduce the names and shapes of the lunar phases to explain the role light and shadow play in this transformation.

About Bob Crelin

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Artist, author, musician, inventor, husband and father, Bob Crelin has spent most of his life exploring the creative boundaries of our modern world. As a freelance artist, he has created original product design for Takamine Guitars, Ovation Guitars, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Drum Hardware & Dixon Drums that have influenced the look of musical instruments and accessories worldwide. As an author, Bob's popular first book, There Once was a Sky Full of Stars (Sky Publishing) has become a resource for public outreach in the International Year of Astronomy 2009. He has been interviewed for, and written many feature articles on outdoor lighting regulation and design. In 2004, Bob was honored with the Astronomical League's Walter Scott Houston Award for his years of devotion, working to preserve the night sky for our children. An avid musician and songwriter, he has produced, recorded and performed original music for over 20 years. Bob lives in Guilford, Connecticut.An enthusiastic and devoted drawer since she was a child, Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design. She often brings her printer's aesthetic to her work as an artist and illustrator, producing many of the illustrations for her children's books in her letterpress studio. When time allows she enjoys developing her own projects including calendars, prints, books and broadsides under her imprint, the Sea Dog Press. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.
Published July 1, 2009 by Charlesbridge. 36 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Crelin opens with a question that young readers often wonder—why does the moon change shape?

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A boy, a girl and a dog gaze up at the moon and wonder “just why her face is curved, or round,/ or why she sometimes can't be found?” During each of the moon's phases, the children are pictured engaging in various activities while the moon shines above them, peeking through die-cut pages: “Now WA...

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