Baek, Heena

Moon Pops

(3) K-3 Translated by Jieun Kiaer. One "very, very hot night," the moon--shown in the textured and creative three-dimensional collage illustrations as a glowing ball in the dark sky--begins to melt. Granny (a bespectacled wolf) scurries from her apartment to catch the droplets in a bucket, then prepares them into frozen treats enjoyed by her neighbors. Everyone goes back to bed, newly cool and contented ("their dreams were icy and sweet"); and then two rabbits knock on Granny's door. Explaining that their home has "melted away," the creatures seek refuge and counsel. Not to worry: clever Granny comes up with a solution, one that recalls the Korean folklore upon which this well-paced, accessibly written and translated, and visually sumptuous picture book is based.


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