Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn is a wonderful A rhyming story with a nice cadence. This book is about the loving relationship between a boy and his Jjajja (grandfather) and how stories can make a long rainy day come alive. Throughout the long rainy day, a young boy wishes he could ride a supernova or cross the ocean to Zanzibar. His Jjajja helps him see that everything they do together can be the basis for a story, real or imagined. Digitally finished pastel artwork evokes the moods and locale of the story, and the little boy’s eyes are so expressive as we see him enjoy the people and places his grandfather tell him about. Although the setting is Uganda, the theme is universal.
This is a story that children can learn about enjoying the rain and stories from Grandpa. I recommend this story. Parents should read this story to their children to teach kids that people of all ages have stories to tell.
I received an e-ARC from Lantana Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.