Half a Moon and One Whole Star

by Crescent Dragonwagon and Jerry Pinkney

"Sleep, Susan, sleep" echoes the peaceful, lulling refrain of a rhyming poem effectively... read more

"Sleep, Susan, sleep" echoes the peaceful, lulling refrain of a rhyming poem effectively employing alliteration and onomatopoeia. Dramatically developing visual themes in color, pattern and space, Pinkney's full-color watercolor paintings of the yard and neighborhood at night reiterate the images of Susan's stuffed animals and bedroom. This warm homage to family and to a multicultural society superbly expresses security and love. (Ages 3-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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