Sunshine, Moonshine (Step into Reading, Step 1)
The sun and the moon shine down on a young boy as he spends a day by the sea. "Sun shines on the mountains, sun shines on the sea. Sun shines on my pillow, and says wake up to me."...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 11th 1997 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published March 1st 1997)
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Poetry, you might ask? In an easy reader? This beautiful book provides short sentences with such verbal and visual imagery that it is certainly poetic. “Sun shines on the mountains. Sun shines on the sea. Sun shines on my pillow and says wake up to me.” As with many text for easy readers, the lines fall into a rhythm after a few pages. The lush illustrations follow the cycle of the sun and the moon and a boy at the beach with his family. The scenes, almost as vivid and detailed as a Thomas Kinca...more
Jennifer Armstrong learned to read and write in Switzerland, in a small school for English speaking children on the shores of Lake Zurich. The school library had no librarian and no catalog – just shelves of interesting books. She selected books on her own, read what she could, and made up the rest. It was perfect. As a result, she made her career choice – to become an author – in first grade. Whe...moreMore about Jennifer Armstrong...