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Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party: 08/10/20

Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party

Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party by Yumi Heo uses the sun and moon as a metaphor for opposing points of view. The sun sees the daytime activities. The moon sees the nighttime ones. They argue over tea about how the world works.

The best part of this book is the artwork. Illustrator Naoko Stoop paints on wood, creating a unique look. I picked the book specifically for her artwork.

But the illustrations can't hold up a cliched tale that completely ignores how sun and moon as celestial bodies actually work in our sky. These types of stories usually fall into this trap of thinking: where the sun is always at daytime and the moon is always nighttime.

When the cloud helps the sun and moon stay up past their bedtimes, I hoped it would segue into a metaphorical discussion of the phases of the moon. But no. The moon remains full and except for this one day, only comes out at night.

Three stars

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