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When Moon Fell Down

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  63 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Moon fell down one night...
Fell upon a farmer's lawn,
Rolled about in sheer delight
On fields he'd only shined upon.When Moon falls down one night, he and an adventure-minded cow roan up hills and down, wander through city streets, and finally return back home at dawn. A joyous and lyrical romp, this picture book captures the magic and wonder of seeing familiar things in a
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 24th 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2001)
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Sep 08, 2013 Patricia rated it liked it
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Feb 15, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it it was ok
The moon falls down and with the farmer's cow goes out and about the town...looking through shop windows. It was an obvious borrowed theme with the moon dancing with the cow..... the Rhyme was not so easy to read aloud and the group of preschoolers were not into this particular story.... The illustrations while attractive were subdued and not particularly interesting.
Kinda takes "the cow jumped over the moon" and reverses it. It's an all right little story -- no real problems here, though it's a little odd.
Love the illustrations - go out and buy prints from the this artist and hang them in your walls good. The story was eh.
Jeana Wert
Aug 25, 2013 Jeana Wert rated it it was ok
When Moon Fell Down had very nice drawn pictures but I did not like the story line. The moon had fell down one night and decided to explore the earth. He had made friends with a cow and they explored the small town, enjoying the different stores and nature. The farmer saw them together and yelled at them both to get back to where they belong. The cow went back to the farm and the moon went right back to the sky. However they never forgot the night they shared together.
Nov 21, 2011 Samantha rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No One
While slightly entertaining overall, this book failed to deliver. I was expecting something more adventurous when I read the title....all I got was the moon dancing with a cow & an uptight farmer. The illustrations were adequate. Overall, I think this story was cute, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it due to the fact that it lacked immensely overall.
Rebecca Ann
Jul 06, 2012 Rebecca Ann rated it really liked it
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This darling story about the night the moon fell out of the sky has beautiful illustrations and is just right for story-time. It evokes the "cow jumped over the moon" line, but never directly mentions it.
Feb 04, 2011 Leslie rated it liked it
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This is such a cute story, beautifully illustrated and poetically written. I love the part where the moon and the cow fall in love with the cheese in the cheese shop window.
Feb 12, 2012 Matthew rated it liked it
This was a nice poem of a personified moon adventure with a personified cow. The whole thing was fantastically presented and it was a fun book. Nothing more to say than that.
Feb 02, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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We read this book as part of our Space unit in preschool. It would make such a great bedtime story. Very cute!
Nov 18, 2011 Alexandria rated it liked it
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I loved how the poems were written and the pictures were nice. I loved the part where the moon was back in the sky.
May 10, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite picture books. The lyrical text is beautiful and insightful, and the illustrations are just right.
Jan 30, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it
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Nicely flowing, poetical verse and softly glowing illustrations. Some hitches, but overall fun.
moon falls out of sky and has (boring) adventure with cow
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Linda Smith is the author of When Moon Fell Down, Mrs. Biddlebox, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book Mrs. Crump's Cat. Linda lived a full life in a short period of time. On June 28, 2000, she passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer, but she left behind a world of language, love, and good humor that shines through in her books.
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