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Moon Pops

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Moon Pops a story based on Korean folklore, follows a group of animals in the heat of summer.  It is so hot that the moon begins to melt!  It was also hot enough that everyone electricity goes out, and they find themselves at Granny's door, looking for ice, cold moon pops.  This helped everyone cool down, and make an unbearable night that much better.

First of all, these illustrations are fabulous, and this is definitely a book that kids will easily engage in.  The concept of the book is a little more confusing, but having the engaging pictures will make up for any issues kids will having understanding the story.  I would definitely read this to my child and they would glean new information from it with each reading.

Thank you to the author, illustrator, publisher and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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I received an electronic ARC from Owlkids Books through NetGalley.
Baek has created another delightful book that looks at the world a bit differently. On a sweltering summer night, none of the residents can sleep. It's so hot that even the moon melts. Granny catches the drips and creates Moon Pops to share with everyone. They are so delicious and cool that the characters can return to their apartments and get rest. Sweet ending when Granny assists a pair of travelers and finally gets some rest herself.
The artwork is detailed and fun to study beyond the story itself. Readers will appreciate the fun and a bit different story plus enjoy looking through the pages to see the wide variety of materials used in the illustrations.
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“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. On a very hot summer evening, when nothing seems to work to keep a group of neighbors cool, the moon starts melting. 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. The granny needs to think of a creative solution, so the bunnies can have their home back. 

This was a very cute story, and the collage-like illustrations paired very nicely with it. This would make a great classroom read for young elementary school children learning about folklore from around the world. Thank you to NetGalley and OwlKids Books for the e-arc in exchange for my honest review.
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With a fun, scratchy art style, this is a new fairy tale about being too hot (we've all been there!) and kindness.  Short, sweet and atmospheric.
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This wonderful new spin on a classic, Korean folk tale tells the story of sweltering night when the residents of an apartment complex are finding it impossible to sleep. It’s so hot that the moon begins to melt. Granny runs out to catch the melting droplets in a bucket. Inspired by the heat, she turns them into popsicles, moon pops, to help cool down her neighbors. Problem solved! Except now the fabled rabbits who live on the moon are homeless. Granny uses the last of the moon drops to grow a new moon from her potted plant so the rabbits can return home and the apartment dwellers can return to their beds.

I really enjoyed this little book. I love a good lore story, and it’s adapted here for kids, so it’s cute but holds some history as well. The mixed-media 3D shoebox dioramas art reminds me of stop-motion animation and bright a unique depth to these illustrations. Fun stories with a bit of history are always a welcome addition to the storybook rotation, especially if you’re looking to add more diversity to your reading. This one’s out on August 15th, so keep an eye out for it.
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Moon Pops is based on a Korean folktale. One hot summer night, the moon melts from the sky. A sweet old Granny decides to collect them and freeze them to make moon pops for her neighbors. I absolutely loved this story and I loved the papery, collage-style illustrations accentuated by the glowing yellow of the melted moon. Moon Pops is a relaxing bedtime story for a hot summer night. 

Note: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated in any other fashion for the review and the opinions reflected below are entirely my own. Special thanks to the publisher and author for providing the copy.
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A picture book based on Korean folklore that sees not a man in the moon, or a moon made of cheese, but instead a rabbit, mashing ingredients with a mortar and pestle. The first striking note of the book is the juxtaposition between the dark and light. The multimedia illustrations add not only texture to the illustrations but richness in the storytelling. The heat rolls off the pages  and the sophisticated vocabulary adds to the unique tale. Everyone can relate to the hot summer nights that keep everyone in the house, neighborhood and city awake. The placement of text moves the story along and adds an interesting visual element. This would be a fantastic story to tell with shadow puppets.

This is a great addition to library collections, adding diversity in storytelling and illustrations. Kids will enjoy the story and adults will appreciate the efforts of the author.
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I love the art work; just glows! The story itself is really sweet. It's a Korean folktale, but I don;t think it can be too old as freezers, air conditioning  haven'[t been around too long. Still littles will enjoy , as will older children,who enjoy folk stories from around the world. Make a nice addition to a collection!
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Moon Pops is an English translation of a Korean folktale about the moon. On a hot summer night, the moon begins to melt. Granny gathers the moon drops and turns them into popsicles to keep her neighbors cool, but she keeps a few drops. The rabbits, who inhabit the moon, have lost their home. Granny plants the remaining moon drops into a pot and grows a new moon for the rabbits. 

The collage illustrations are stunning and the story is a beautiful look into the tales of Korean culture. 

As an educator, I would recommend this book for public, school, and classroom libraries so children have access to multicultural resources. 

Thank you to NetGalley and OwlKids Books for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I am in love with this book.  The college work is perfect the details on the animals is beautiful.  Just when you think it can't get any better the story is sweet and tender.  What a beautiful book to read at bedtime.
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Moon Pops is a beautiful, highly imaginative children's picture book. The illustrations are stunning and unique. The magical story takes place on a really hot night when the moon starts melting and the main character begins helping others. 

Thank you Owlkids Books and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
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This book is absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe of the intricate art that went into these illustrations. I love the story, too, very unique and quirky. 

Come for the lovely use of Korean folklore, but stay for the pictures. You'll find new details in them for hours!
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I like this book a lot! It's a perfect mix of strange and sweet, and I love that it uses folklore in a way that's modern and eclectic. And wow, these diorama illustrations are so special.
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