I'll Follow the Moon ? 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition

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9780989433402: I'll Follow the Moon ? 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition

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Double-gold medalist begins simply in baby sea turtle's voice: "I'm coming Mama, I'll see you soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon..." Celebrating the love between child and parent comes an achingly beautiful story that has captured hearts around the world. *Donates to charity: every book saves a turtle!

MY DAUGHTER LOVED IT!:
"My daughter loved the turtle. The illustrations are great! She said, "Mom if I'm ever lost, I'll follow the moon and find you."

MY PRESCHOOLER LOVES THIS BOOK: "My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves this book. She has learned the little saying that is on every page and loves to say it with me."

GENTLE REPETITION: "The story is gentle and the repetition helps soothe my son. I like the message, and the art is beautiful."

GREAT BOOK: "Great book for the grandkids. They love it. They like to read prior to bedtime. The girls really enjoy this book."

I'LL FOLLOW THE MOON: "This children's book has beautiful illustrations that compliment the lyrical, gentle words that accompany the small sea turtle's journey from
egg to sea." 
SO CUTE!: It's impossible not to be enchanted by these little creatures! I'm so in love with this book, perfect for everyone!"  
CUTE BEDTIME STORY: "I enjoyed reading this book to my daughter, she loved the artwork. It was well written and will be enjoyable for children."

BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS: "What a lovely book! A great story to introduce an environmental concept."

FANTASTIC: "A perfect afternoon read. I enjoyed it, and my son will too I'm sure."

I'LL FOLLOW THE MOON: "I really enjoyed this book. I read it to my 1 and 2 year old. They really enjoyed this book. Beautiful illustration!"

SWEET AND PERTINENT: "As a resident of northwest Florida, this book is one that should be shared with all residents, young and old alike. It is currently turtle season here and all residents enjoy keeping watch on these special creatures."

SWEET CHILDREN'S BOOK: "A sweet children's book, lovely rhymes and beautiful pictures. Definitely a book worth having to enjoy over and over, great for kids of any age."

GREAT TO READ ALOUD TO THE CLASS: "My second graders will love this simple book with wonderful words and a repetitive line which they will quickly join in to read."

I'LL FOLLOW THE MOON: "I read this to my boys. They loved the graphics and how cute the turtles were. The story is super cute! Very entertaining."

SWEET SIMPLE STORY, SWEET ILLUSTRATIONS: "...comforting and relaxing. The story line is not at all complex, but is appealing in its simplicity and repetitiveness."

MAKES A GREAT BEDTIME STORY!: "...decided to download it for my kid's...Cute illustrations, educational, and delivers a positive message. Makes a great bedtime story. Recommend it!"

"One night in 2001,
about a month after I brought baby Madeline home from the hospital, I noticed something quite strange on the beach in front of our south Florida home. It was late and Mom was tired, doing a last-one-of-the-day bottle feeding on the deck after a long day of new mom activities. As Maddie slurped down the final ounce of her formula with that familiar glup, glup, glup sound, I noticed dark, tiny shapes scurrying across the sand. What was this? I wondered and went down for a closer look. There they were! Baby turtles streaming out of hundreds of small nests, gentle rises in the sand were their markers. The babies made fanciful patterns in the sand as they dashed on little green legs in a remarkable race to the sea. I watched them hop, one by one, into welcoming waves that sparkled under the beautiful moonlight. "I'm coming Mama..." they seemed to be saying, and I realized that I was witnessing one of nature's sacred events, the love bond between mother and child.It is this precious feeling that inspired me to write I'll Follow the Moon, that came into being a few years later."
Love,
Stephanie Lisa Tara

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From the Publisher:

Stephanie Lisa Tara credits an overactive imagination for her whimsical, story-verse style. As a child, Stephanie transformed people and pets into animated personalities through fanciful lyrical rhymes. No one was safe!

Stephanie earned a B.A. in English literature and poetry at the University of Connecticut. She spent the next ten years writing ad copy in Manhattan. After the birth of her daughter, Madeline, Stephanie decided to focus on her passion--children's verse, which she deeply believes has the inherent power to charm, inspire, and teach children and adults alike. Tying verse together with insight means magic for Stephanie. Her work is inspired by literature's lauded children's authors--from Grimm to Lear to Seuss.

From the Author:

One night in 2001, about a month after I brought baby Madeline home from the hospital, I noticed something quite strange on the beach in front of our south Florida home. It was late and Mom was tired, doing a last-one-of-the-day bottle feeding on the deck after a long day of new mom activities. As Maddie slurped down the final ounce of her formula with that familiar glup, glup, glup sound, I noticed dark, tiny shapes scurrying across the sand. What was this? I wondered and went down for a closer look. There they were! Baby turtles streaming out of hundreds of small nests, gentle rises in the sand were their markers. The babies made fanciful patterns in the sand as they dashed on little green legs in a remarkable race to the sea. I watched them hop, one by one, into welcoming waves that sparkled under the beautiful moonlight. "I'm coming Mama..." they seemed to be saying, and I realized that I was witnessing one of nature's sacred events, the love bond between mother and child.It is this precious feeling that inspired me to write I'll Follow the Moon, that came into being a few years later.

With love,
Stephanie Lisa Tara

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