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Behowl the Moon: An Ageless Story from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Behowl the Moon: An Ageless Story from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Spring 2017 Poetry
Ages: Infant - 3 yrs.
Author: Erin Nelsen Parekh
Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini
Publisher: Drivel and Drool
ISBN: 978-0-9984397-1-6
Hardcover Price: $12.00
Review:

Author Erin Nelsen Parekh and artist Mehrdokht Amini's inspiration for this well-designed, sturdy board book for babies and preschoolers is unexpected, to say the least: mischievous sprite Puck's closing speeches in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"—word for word. But what a rich introduction to language this read-aloud book is for the lap crowd, with double-spread illustrations of a magical night where fairies and various animals flit through the forest under a starlit sky, ending with Puck's last words as sleep overtakes them all.

Lynne Heffley   ©2017 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.


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