We love to hear from our friends at the Midwest Book Review. They are great supporters of us and other small presses.
Their review of Mae and the Moon will be featured in their July issue of Children's Bookwatch and can be seen on their website.
"Mae and the Moon" is a new sort of bedtime story that encourages children to explore mysteries and enjoy darkness, whether lit by moonlight or shadowed. Velvety backgrounds abound in the delicate, fanciful illustrations, while few choice words tell the exciting tale of Mae's friendship with the moon. They play games together in the friendly night, and their favorite game was hide-and-seek. One night Mae could not find the moon in the sky. Pages of blackness lit only by tiny white twinkling's emphasize this loss poignantly, while Mae and her dog look out the somberly lit window, bereft. Mae is a girl who takes action when faced with a mystery, so the next day she commenced building a mighty cardboard rocket ship named Moon Chaser, with the help of her black and white dog. Many hours of seeking in the day and the night end with a miraculous finish, under the benevolent care of Mae's Papa and Mama. Mae is delighted when her friend the Moon returns, and not surprised at all when the Moon smiles at her. "Mae and the Moon" is a magical book, with all the mystery and magic of a moonlit night.