If My Moon Was Your Sun – book review

If My Moon Was Your Sun
by Andreas Steinhofel
Illustrated by Nele Palmtag
Translation by Matthew O. Anderson
Release Date:  November 1, 2017
Publisher:  Plough Publishing House
Stand Alone children’s book
Number of pages:  80
Kindle Edition
Source: ARC from Net Galley
Children’s Picture Book
Rating: G
Read 10/20/17

The copyright page on this book lists it as originally published in 2015 in Germany.  This little gem is so wonderful I wonder what took so long to decide to release it to the English-speaking world.  I only wish I wasn’t reading it on a black and white Kindle Paperwhite.  I checked out a “look inside” on Amazon and the colors of the illustrations are so vibrant and fun.

As with most children’s books, this story teaches a lesson.  The author is able to get this lesson across without it being shoved in your face.  Max loves his grandfather and misses spending time outdoors with him.  But grandpa has the “great forgetting” and now lives in assisted living.  Luckily, grandpa still has more lucid moments that non-lucid and he reassures Max that even if he forgets him at times, his love is always there.  You don’t have to see love to be loved. 

It’s a beautiful tale of love, freedom, loss, and protection.  I can’t even imagine the depth that would come from experiencing this story with the illustrations and the music as it’s being packaged.  I believe I may have found a Christmas gift for one of my nieces or nephews.

5 stars

**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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