Moon Glowing by Elizabeth Partridge

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The autumn leaves are twirling down. The squirrel is stashing, the bat swooping, the beaver building, and the big bear is feasting well. In this simple, rhythmic story, four quite different furry animals prepare resting places for the coming winter. Spare prose by award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge marks the progress of each animal and the final, quiet beauty of the forest's first snowfall. Joan Paley's colorful, textured collage art, playful yet tender, captures the wonder of the unfolding autumn season and the arrival of the silent winter. This warmly stylized vision of a changing forest and its four snug tenants is sure to become a favorite of young children.

About Elizabeth Partridge

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Elizabeth Partridge has written a wide range of books for children, including the picture book Oranges on Golden Mountain. Joan Paley is the illustrator of a number of picture books.
Published September 16, 2002 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A spare text describes the onset of winter as four animals of the forest make preparations.

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As the animals cuddle up for their long sleep, Partridge chooses long vowel sounds for each of the four animals, emphasizing a soporific mood: "Nose tucking,/ wings folding,/ eyes closing./ Paws, big paws, wrapping round."

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