Official Review: My Rabbit in the Moon by Mandy Mazure

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Official Review: My Rabbit in the Moon by Mandy Mazure

Post by EvaDar » 21 Mar 2019, 01:04

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "My Rabbit in the Moon" by Mandy Mazure.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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When Mandy Mazure was a child, her mother introduced her to a friend she would come to know as the rabbit in the moon. Mandy grew to share all of her hopes and dreams, and her fears, with her kind friend. Paying tribute to her mother, Mazure brings to life the purple moon-dwelling rabbit in her 2018 children’s book, My Rabbit in the Moon.

A conversational fellow, the rabbit speaks directly to kids, explaining why we have feelings, what the primary feelings are and, most importantly, that we all have them. Serving as both teacher and listener, the rabbit concedes, “We can learn together,” as he is also learning about feelings. “Tell me when do you feel love?” he asks, explaining that love is especially important, as it helps us through all the other feelings. Promising to be in touch soon, the rabbit closes with the assurance that he will be watching over all of his little friends and that he can always be found in the moon.

Illustrated beautifully by Mazure herself, this positive story normalizes feelings in a way that will be comforting to kids. Having a wise, floppy-eared friend who also feels lonely, silly, and disappointed will help kids understand that feelings are important and that having them isn’t a bad thing. The hard feelings—fear, anger, and sadness—can be especially scary to kids. My Rabbit in the Moon will elicit educational conversations and may even help parents explain feelings to children.

Mazure’s illustrations are beautifully executed. Rich, colorful, and full of life, they leap off the page and animate the story perfectly. The text is presented within the illustrations, and alternating pages are colored purple, signifying the color of the moon. I found no editing errors. I did have a minor problem seeing some of the text well enough on the purple pages. Had the color been just a bit lighter or the text a bit bolder, it might have helped.

I wholeheartedly award My Rabbit in the Moon 4 out of 4 stars for its educational value, impeccable presentation, and compassionate tone. Pre-kindergarten and elementary schoolers will love having this story read to them. When I was a teenager, I babysat a little boy who was scared all the time. As a kid myself, I didn’t have the tools to adequately help him through the fear, though I tried. My Rabbit in the Moon would have been just the thing to help us both. I think kids and parents both will love getting to know the rabbit in the moon. You can bet I was out there tonight, examining the full moon. I think I caught a brief glimpse.

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Post by Radiant3 » 24 Mar 2019, 10:14

This sounds like a great book. It may be able to help children to talk more about their thoughts and emotions. Thanks for a great review.
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Post by IamShing » 24 Mar 2019, 12:50

Im glad to have read this review..It shows emotions..thank you
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Post by Nyambura Githui » 24 Mar 2019, 13:58

Interesting review. The book sounds great for kids.

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Post by chiefsimplex » 24 Mar 2019, 15:27

Sounds really educational,it helps children to understand the emotional experiences as they grow.The interactive format is also crucial in keeping the children engaged.Thanks for sharing ,this is a great review.
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Post by Cecilia_L » 24 Mar 2019, 16:25

Oh, I love how you've described this book, and the illustrations sound beautiful! Great review, Eva.

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Post by Crazyreader01 » 24 Mar 2019, 17:33

It's very important for children's books to have good and proper grammar. I'm happy this book isn't lacking in that department. I'm aslo intrigued as to how the themes are actually discussed. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Jessacardinal » 24 Mar 2019, 22:13

As a parent, I would find this book to be extremely helpful. I appreciate you mentioning the remarkable illustrations and look forward to viewing the read soon. Thank you for the recommendation!
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Post by kandscreeley » 25 Mar 2019, 08:49

I love the cover, and I'm glad that the illustrations in the book are just as beautiful. Sounds like an artistic book, to say the least. It's one that I'm sure kids would enjoy. Thanks for the review.
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Post by IamShing » 25 Mar 2019, 09:06

This is a perfect book for people who appreciate the creative partof every person not just by the way the book was written but also by the art embedded into it. Congrats on your beautiful review.
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Post by chantal murekatete » 27 Mar 2019, 16:42

My rabbit by in the moon by Mandy Mazure
On these book Mazure tell the friend a way know the rabbit in the moon and also he told his/her friends important of feeling. In general there are same advice on these book.

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Post by EvaDar » 27 Mar 2019, 17:03

Radiant3 wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 10:14
This sounds like a great book. It may be able to help children to talk more about their thoughts and emotions. Thanks for a great review.
Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.
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Nyambura Githui wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 13:58
Interesting review. The book sounds great for kids.
Yes, it is a fine book. Thanks for stopping by.
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Post by EvaDar » 27 Mar 2019, 17:04

chiefsimplex wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 15:27
Sounds really educational,it helps children to understand the emotional experiences as they grow.The interactive format is also crucial in keeping the children engaged.Thanks for sharing ,this is a great review.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes, the book is educational and will help kids understand feelings.
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Post by EvaDar » 27 Mar 2019, 17:05

Cecilia_L wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 16:25
Oh, I love how you've described this book, and the illustrations sound beautiful! Great review, Eva.
Thanks, Cecilia. I always appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by.
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