This Tuesday's Book Look book is The Moon Might Be Milk written by Lisa Shulman.
The book is full of colorful pictures and the children will be able to relate to the books heroine, Rosie, as she and her friends wonder what the moon is made of.
Awakening before dawn, Rosie looks past the cat on her windowsill to the moon and says, "I wonder what it's made of." Cat replies that the moon is a saucer of milk. Rosie concedes that it might be, but she gets dressed, goes outside, and asks several other animals the same question. Hen thinks that the moon is an egg. Butterfly believes it's made of sugar, Dog says "butter," and Mouse is sure that it's made of flour. Each animal joins Rosie on her quest. Finally, they arrive at Rosie's grandmother's house, where Gran combines milk, egg, sugar, butter, and flour to make moon-shaped sugar cookies, satisfying everyone. The final page offers a recipe for Gran's Sugar Cookie Moons, for those who want to extend the story into the kitchen.
Activities for The Moon Might Be Milk
- Make Moon Cookies Using the recipe in the back of the book, have the children make their own moon cookies. The children can help measure and mix ingredients, and flatten the cookies with sugar.
- Learn about the phases of the moon. The kids can even make crescent shaped cookies.
- Write a Story about the Sun At the end of the book, Rosie wonders what the sun is made of.Why not have the kids make their own story about the sun.
- Find and Read Folktales about the Moon, Sun and Stars.
- Make a Mobile of the Sun, Moon and Stars
- Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, an African folktale