Do you ever feel like running away from home? How about hopping into a spaceship and going to the moon? That’s what Sophia does in this clever, touching epistolary story:
Sophia is unhappy. So unhappy, she decides to run away. To the moon. Don’t worry—she stays in touch with her mom by writing letters home. Luckily, there’s mail on the moon, so her mom can write back (and even send cookies). Anica Mrose Rissi’s story is brilliantly told in letters that begin with Sophia living happily on the moon with no time-outs and no bedtimes. But, eventually (spoiler alert) Sophie’s letters change to show that she might be missing a few things from home like bedtime stories and hugs from Mom. This sweet story includes kid-relatable situations and emotions, letter writing, Mika Song’s beautiful illustrations (including a surprise under the book jacket and cute end papers), rocket ships, cows jumping over the moon, and even cookies and milk. I’m over the moon about this book!
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.