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Moon Pops

Moon Pops

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Author-illustrator Heena Baek won the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and this is the first of her books to be published in English. The children could describe the weather outside at the moment and compare it to the weather in the story. With a background in film animation, her unique visual style features handmade miniature figurines and environments painstakingly lighted and photographed.

But when 2 rabbits arrive because they lost their home, Granny needs to figure out how to help them. When Granny discovers that the moon is melting—the dripping luminescent moon makes for a surreal and indelible image—she catches some drops in a bucket and whips up a batch of glowing moon pops, which cool everyone off. Annemarie, the art teacher, has enjoyed reading Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, and Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny by Sadhguru.

These aliens just show up after a night of the apartment complex having a moon pop (the melted moon frozen into popsicles) party. Moon Pops”, written and illustrated by Heena Baek, and translated from Korean by Jieun Kiaer, is a modern spin off of the old Korean folktale of the Moon Rabbit.

English translation available here (but you can't really see the amazing pictures, alas): https://www. And this summer, I read Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, which might be one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! Translated from Korean with exceptional, detailed 3D collage illustrations, this is a reimagining of the East Asian tale of the rabbit in the moon. Illustrated in otherworldly mixed-media 3D shoebox dioramas that use unique and exquisite collage art, this quirky and colorful picture book spins a new story from the common East Asian fable of the rabbit in the moon.Not particularly persuasive, but this might coax a few young porkers to get their trotters into the tub. Instead of directly linking her behavior to understandable reactions of children to newness, the text undermines itself by making Lucy’s parents’ sweet reassurances impotent and using the grandmother’s scientific explanation of moonlight as an unnecessary metaphor. She said the book “aligns really well with Montessori principles” and suggested it may be a good book to guide a parent discussion. The language isn’t quite as basic, though, and as it rendered entirely in dialogue—Mother Pig’s lines are italicized—adult readers will have to work hard at their vocal characterizations for it to make any sense. The artist uses real figurines and perfect lighting to capture the most pleasant way to portray this story.

The book starts with a reminder that in Korean folklore they say the image in the moon looks like a rabbit with a mortar and pestle.Moon Pops is a strange and delightful tale made for lingering over—and perfect for reading with your own moon pop. I thought it was interesting that the story glossed over the fact that this is a folktale to explain the cycles of the moon, and I would love to discover why Baek made that choice.

That’s when the two moon rabbits showed up and Granny had to figure out how to rebuild their moon home using the last drops of the moon. I loved Doerr’s earlier novel, All the Light We Cannot See, but had not gravitated to this one – until now. The collage illustrations are stunning and the story is a beautiful look into the tales of Korean culture. One of the grannies struggling with the heat decides to make ice pops out of the melting moon, but while that does keep everyone cool, it leaves the rabbits from the moon homeless. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and studied education technology at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, California.One sweltering summer night, while the many residents of one apartment building are struggling to fall asleep, the moon begins to melt.



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