1. Non-Fiction Element: A lesson on the phases of the moon is so elegantly woven into the story.
2. Wordless Spreads: By now you know how much I love wordless spreads and this story has a few of them. They are all perfectly timed to increase the drama for the reader. LOVE
3. Mae's Sidekick: This little fella doesn't speak at all in the story but his presence is important. Plus, he's adorable.
4. Illustrations: The color palette suits the content of the story and makes for a great bedtime read.
5. Glow-in-the-Dark Stars: As an adult, these bring me right back to my childhood bedroom. Such a fun memory for a parent-reader. They also make for a very cute final page in this story.
Parents: Great bedtime story, not only for the content but also the short word count (around 200 words)
Teachers: Great text to use when learning the phases of the moon.
Writers: Low word count, letting the pictures tell part of the story, page turns