When Molly moves to the Moon, she is going to live in such a small home that she can only bring one toy with her, her special soft toy lamb. But that does not stop our Molly on the Moon from having fun. She has some tin cans for having tea, an old cover for a cape and her imagination. However, one day that special toy goes missing only to be found in the clutches of Molly’s baby brother, Luke, (who since the gravity is so low on the moon, you are not supposed to toss). After a scuffle, Molly realizes that she might have her special things, but what does her little brother have? Some hard blocks, but does he have a clock? Or a soft toy?
A story of love and creativity magically comes alive in this picture book by Mary Robinette Kowal. And while this book might not become a classic, it will be a favorite story to read to your own child.
Part of the joy of this book are the soft, rich illustrations by Diana Mayo. These illustrations are busy, but not overly crowded. They set the tone with darker colors unless lighter colors are needed or brighter ones to accent a point is needed.
While it can be an any age story, it is mostly aimed at the five and up crowd. While not overly active, it is a sweet story that allows the child to stop and rest; stop and listen. Not only would this be a good bedtime story, it works as a read-aloud for a group.