In the cherished book, The Moon Shines Down, the verses are just as poetic for the parent's as they are for children. The manuscript, stashed away for decades, revives the voice of author Margaret Wise Brown.
As I read the book to my two young boys, we followed a little koala singing his way though many countries. He climbed trees, hid among the houses and fields, and just enjoyed his stay in each place.
My boys loved searching for the friendly koala in each drawing. Sometimes just a shadow, but always there, the koala takes us on a unique journey across many lands.
Singing the words to my boys, I listened as they began to hum the tune along with me.
The illustrations, by Linda Bleck, are filled with comfort and colorful images, and a beautiful moon that reminded me of our Savior's continuous presence in our lives.
Throughout the countries, Bleck created a scene that made me want to jump into the page and discover each new place.
Brown, known for Good Night Moon and Runaway Bunny, passed away in 1952. Her words are cherished to this day. Adding to the verses, Laura Minchew grabbed onto Brown's voice and helped complete the book.
Published by Thomas Nelson