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Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness Moon wants to trade. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the nighttime, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters, Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness Moon wants to trade. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the nighttime, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters, and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to change places in the sky? Or will he realize the beauty of what he already has? Fine details amidst bright bold mixed-media illustrations will capture readers of all ages in this story of discovery and appreciation.


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Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness Moon wants to trade. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the nighttime, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters, Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness Moon wants to trade. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the nighttime, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters, and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to change places in the sky? Or will he realize the beauty of what he already has? Fine details amidst bright bold mixed-media illustrations will capture readers of all ages in this story of discovery and appreciation.

30 review for Sun and Moon

  1. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    It's so pretty! I love the illustrations in this simple story about the moon wanting to trade places with the sun so that it can see all the wonders the sun sees in the daytime. I also like the message: Appreciate what you have before you go asking for more. It's so pretty! I love the illustrations in this simple story about the moon wanting to trade places with the sun so that it can see all the wonders the sun sees in the daytime. I also like the message: Appreciate what you have before you go asking for more.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    Captures the beauty and mystery of the natural world as readers follow moon who wants to be the sun because he thinks the sun has more fun and sees more than him. So the sun makes him a deal because once it gets made, he cannot go back and lo and behold, moon realizes he's got it made as the moon. It's a lovely message with a delightful set of illustrations in a very easy to read and understand narrative. Captures the beauty and mystery of the natural world as readers follow moon who wants to be the sun because he thinks the sun has more fun and sees more than him. So the sun makes him a deal because once it gets made, he cannot go back and lo and behold, moon realizes he's got it made as the moon. It's a lovely message with a delightful set of illustrations in a very easy to read and understand narrative.

  3. 5 out of 5

    KC

    The moon wants to switch places with the sun. Creative and unique illustrations.

  4. 5 out of 5

    J

    A charming book about wanting to be someone else so badly that you don't see the beauty that is already around you. The writing is simple and pretty but outshone by the illustrations. It is the type of book where you have to view the whole picture or you miss out on the details. Definitely a good book for little readers. To make it interactive you can have kids list everything they see both during the day and the night. A charming book about wanting to be someone else so badly that you don't see the beauty that is already around you. The writing is simple and pretty but outshone by the illustrations. It is the type of book where you have to view the whole picture or you miss out on the details. Definitely a good book for little readers. To make it interactive you can have kids list everything they see both during the day and the night.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Best of 2015. 4 1/2 stars. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the illustrations! The storyline is brilliant! Thought it would be just another same old story of Sun and Moon trading places, but this was a fresh look. Hooray!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Easton Miller

    I love the illustrations in this book! The bright and dark colors together, the way the characters and figures are drawn on the page. And the story is lovely too. Moon is encouraged to "look closely at the earth, like you've never looked before". I love the illustrations in this book! The bright and dark colors together, the way the characters and figures are drawn on the page. And the story is lovely too. Moon is encouraged to "look closely at the earth, like you've never looked before".

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Lovely! Perfect bedtime reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thomasin Propson

    Gorgeous! Want to see more artwork by this author/illustrator! My firstborn asked me whether "Lindsey" might mean "thin or skinny" because of the style of animals drawn. Hah! Gorgeous! Want to see more artwork by this author/illustrator! My firstborn asked me whether "Lindsey" might mean "thin or skinny" because of the style of animals drawn. Hah!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kara

    A beautiful bedtime book in which the moon wants to switch roles with the sun. Themes on taking notice/being grateful for the beauty around you. Completely lovely illustrations.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    Gorgeous illustrations.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christine Turner

    Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness all Moon wants is to spend just one day as Sun. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the night-time, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to trade Sun places in the sky? Or will he realize the beauty Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness all Moon wants is to spend just one day as Sun. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the night-time, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to trade Sun places in the sky? Or will he realize the beauty of what he already has? Notes Lindsey Yankey grew up in rural Kansas, playing outside with her sister and giant little brother. When she was inside she spent time meticulously drawing with colored pencils and oil pastels. She later earned a BFA with and emphasis in Illustration from The University of Kansas in 2009. Since then Lindsey has spent time traveling and starting her career as a children's book illustrator and author. Bluebird was her first children's book in English and was preceded by In cerca del vento, the Italian edition. In cerca del vento earned a mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima. She has also illustrated a collection of short stories by E. Nesbit titled Melisenda e altre storie da non credere.Her illustrations are created through a variety of materials. Some of her favorites include oil paint, watercolor, found paper, and linoleum block. She strives to create books that all children, as well as grown ups who were once children, can enjoy. Lindsey currently lives in Lawrence, KS with her husband, cat, dog, and their jungle of houseplants.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Peter

    The illustrations are what make "Sun and Moon" worth checking out. The art here is stunningly beautiful. The story itself left me wanting. Why is the Sun automatically wise and the Moon automatically foolish? Why does the Sun insist on such strict conditions? The obvious message is that the Moon should be happer with its place in the night sky, but why isn't the Sun as curious about the nighttime world as the Moon is about the daytime world? The illustrations are what make "Sun and Moon" worth checking out. The art here is stunningly beautiful. The story itself left me wanting. Why is the Sun automatically wise and the Moon automatically foolish? Why does the Sun insist on such strict conditions? The obvious message is that the Moon should be happer with its place in the night sky, but why isn't the Sun as curious about the nighttime world as the Moon is about the daytime world?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    The folk art style of this book’s illustrations are beautiful and they set the story off perfectly. The moon is tired of nothing happening when he is awake. He wants to see a day, just one. The sun promises that they can trade as long moon agrees it will be forever, and that it takes a night to really study its surroundings. The story is lovely and has a traditional “told” feeling rather than a “read” feeling. +16 #TBRread

  14. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Truly one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking. I want every spread framed on my walls. I would never get tired of looking at them. I know I tend toward hyperbole in my reviews of picture books, but I'd give this book ten stars if I could. Perfect. Truly one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking. I want every spread framed on my walls. I would never get tired of looking at them. I know I tend toward hyperbole in my reviews of picture books, but I'd give this book ten stars if I could. Perfect.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Trisha Parsons

    The narrative of this book is about the moon wanting to switch places with the sun. As far as folktales and storytelling is concerned, I love this book, but it wasn't the best choice for storytime. There weren't a lot of places to work in dialogic reading, and it's a little long. The narrative of this book is about the moon wanting to switch places with the sun. As far as folktales and storytelling is concerned, I love this book, but it wasn't the best choice for storytime. There weren't a lot of places to work in dialogic reading, and it's a little long.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    The moon wants to switch places with the sun for a day, but the sun says that the moon must think carefully about his decision and look carefully at all that goes on at night before deciding since the change will be permanent.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Too long for my story time, but a good "legend" type picture book that explains why the moon is "out" at night. Too long for my story time, but a good "legend" type picture book that explains why the moon is "out" at night.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    The art is transcendent and the story paces itself to the art perfectly. A timeless book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    A story about looking at things differently and appreciating what you have. Intricate artwork and beautiful storytelling. I don't know how much children in a storytime would appreciate it, though. A story about looking at things differently and appreciating what you have. Intricate artwork and beautiful storytelling. I don't know how much children in a storytime would appreciate it, though.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    v pretty.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Catlin

    Another classroom favorite. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is sweet.

  22. 4 out of 5

    DiAnne Warfield

    PJ story time 6-12-19

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ao

    The art is soooooo pretty!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    This was an okay book. It shows you that if you look closer, the grass can actually be greener or green enough on your side.

  25. 4 out of 5

    N

    This is beautiful. I love the color palette and the message is wonderful, too.

  26. 5 out of 5

    EronMarie

    I really appreciate the artwork in this book. The story was wonderful too. There are many good things that happen at night. I was glad to see that the good was pointed out, and that the grass is not always greener on the other side - so to speak.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    All Moon wanted was to spend just one day as the Sun. The Sun agreed with two conditions. The first was that their switch would not be for just one day, but it would be permanent. The second was that Moon had to spend one more night in the sky, and this time he had to spend his time really looking at the earth below. The Moon agreed though he expected to only see a sleepy earth below him. Instead though, he saw city lights, foxes getting ready to hunt, children dreaming, flowers blooming that on All Moon wanted was to spend just one day as the Sun. The Sun agreed with two conditions. The first was that their switch would not be for just one day, but it would be permanent. The second was that Moon had to spend one more night in the sky, and this time he had to spend his time really looking at the earth below. The Moon agreed though he expected to only see a sleepy earth below him. Instead though, he saw city lights, foxes getting ready to hunt, children dreaming, flowers blooming that only open at night, the stars around him, and much more. There were even fireworks in the sky and fireflies darting too. Will Moon still want to change spots with Sun? Structured like a folktale, this picture book speaks to the importance of both day and night. And to the important role that both our sun and our moon play in the sky and for life on earth. Yankey makes sure to honor both of them, creating timeless moments that show the Moon just how beautiful night actually is. Yankey shows the brilliance of the night in this picture book. First she shows the beauty of the daytime with her tigers lounging and bright flowers blooming. But the book truly comes to life as the pages turn dark midnight blue and the world gets filled with the light of the moon and stars. Some pages are filled with celebrations of dreams and the wonder of the forest at night while others are quiet and subtle. A lovely bedtime read, this picture book celebrates nighttime and its beauty. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marissa Lazar

    "Sun and Moon" is a very beautiful picture storybook by Lindsey Yankey. The story starts with the moon begging the sun to trade places with him, for just one day, as his nights were dark and lonely, and he thought that the sun was able to see all the beautiful things the world had to offer during the day. The sun agreed, but upon two conditions. The moon must trade with her forever, and before she was willing to trade, he had to look at the world closer than he ever had before. The moon was exci "Sun and Moon" is a very beautiful picture storybook by Lindsey Yankey. The story starts with the moon begging the sun to trade places with him, for just one day, as his nights were dark and lonely, and he thought that the sun was able to see all the beautiful things the world had to offer during the day. The sun agreed, but upon two conditions. The moon must trade with her forever, and before she was willing to trade, he had to look at the world closer than he ever had before. The moon was excited after hearing the two conditions that the sun gave him, he rushed to rise that night, to look at the world in a way he never had before. He was expecting to see the same thing he saw night after night, darkness and boringness, but he was surprised with what he saw when he looked just a little bit closer. He saw the bright lights from the city street lamps, he saw a carnival taking place below, he saw the foxes and other nighttime animals scurrying about, and through the window of houses he saw children dreaming. When he looked closer and closer he realized that part of the world was not about to go to sleep, but it was just waking up. I absolutely loved the message this storybook shared, that the world is not as it seems, you just have to look harder to find the beauty in things that are usually dark and lonely. The illustrations were done beautifully as the night was brought to life with vibrant colors!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dione Basseri

    I was quite vividly reminded of the Tale of Two Sisters from the new My Little Pony cartoon while reading this, though I suppose the general idea is a common one. The moon grows jealous of the sun, who gets to see everyone awake and playing. The sun agrees to change places, but only if it's forever, and only after the moon spends one night REALLY looking at things. I picked up this book in the hopes it would be about foxes, since they're featured so prominently on the cover, and in that I was dis I was quite vividly reminded of the Tale of Two Sisters from the new My Little Pony cartoon while reading this, though I suppose the general idea is a common one. The moon grows jealous of the sun, who gets to see everyone awake and playing. The sun agrees to change places, but only if it's forever, and only after the moon spends one night REALLY looking at things. I picked up this book in the hopes it would be about foxes, since they're featured so prominently on the cover, and in that I was disappointed. But more disappointing was my nephew's (3 years) reaction. He lost interest SO FAST. And I completely understand. The text seems to plod on, with far too much to a page. The artwork is interesting, but that doesn't help when your listener is so distracted they won't even look anymore. I could see this being a good story to tell without a picture book--a nice campfire tale, perhaps--but Yankey's version just doesn't work for my family.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Brehl

    This has a strongly transferrable premise (Moon is unhappy with the night, wants the daylight. Sun wisely says to spend one night really observing the night before deciding.) Before wishing ourselves into someone else's shoes, it is good advice to pay closer attention to the path we are already traveling. A strong choice to develop analogous thinking, alongside a rich exploration of the elements of night that tend to be unobserved or under-appreciated. Luxurious art with luscious curves suggest This has a strongly transferrable premise (Moon is unhappy with the night, wants the daylight. Sun wisely says to spend one night really observing the night before deciding.) Before wishing ourselves into someone else's shoes, it is good advice to pay closer attention to the path we are already traveling. A strong choice to develop analogous thinking, alongside a rich exploration of the elements of night that tend to be unobserved or under-appreciated. Luxurious art with luscious curves suggest the cycle of day and night, and also invite further exploration of details, transitions, and connections. The line drawings and subtle details of the features of the children suggest multiple ethnicities, but skin tones are generally pale. The diversity seems intentional, but the common skin tones are confusing, perhaps suggesting a universality of all people.

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