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Midnight and Moon

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A beautifully illustrated book about a horse that can't hear and a little girl who can't speak. I love how the disabilities are shown as being difficult but not wholly prohibitive of keeping both our girl and horse from having fulfilled lives. 

My only reason for not rating this five stars is I think the average 6-year-old or younger might not understand the ending. Or need some help with it. The idea that you might be able to sense someone you have a special connection with is (possibly) going to be foreign to many small children. If they have been taught any sort of religion it might be easier for them to relate; but those who have not had a religion or spiritualism as a part of their life yet may just need to ask some questions and talk it out with an adult. I would encourage anyone reading this to a little one for the first time to consider how the child reacts and if they maybe need to ask how the little one feels at the end of the story; or if they want to talk about how the girl and horse could sense one another. 

I really enjoyed the overall rhythm of Midnight and Moon. The subject matter is softer, and the illustrations are wonderfully beautiful and a bit soft themselves, this makes for a good bedtime reading story. However, Kelly Cooper's book is a bit long for the average bedtime story. So you want to negotiate it as two stories instead of one. Although it's not near as long as Seuss so maybe some parents will find it a reprieve. 

Overall this is a gorgeous book that I would happily gift to any young child; but especially to one who has their own disability that they may need help with. A wonderful reminder that your disability makes you special and might actually give you special powers that others lack. Perspective is everything. 

Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.
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Oh, I just loved this. It was absolutely magical with heart and suspense. The language was lyrical and elegant and enchanting. The illustrations were absolutely gorgeous, some of my favorites in a long while. Enchanting, magical, beautiful.
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Cooper wrote and illustrated a beautilful picture book.  This will be a great to a weekend couch cuddle with your kiddo and a pile of books! I just reviewed Midnight and Moon by Kelly Cooper. #NetGalley
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Midnight and Moon is beautifully illustrated story about a young girl who cannot speak and her connection to a foal named Moon who cannot see. Both face challenges because of their differences.

The lessons in empathy, friendship and the beauty of differences is lovely and I especially loved the illustrations. I did feel as if the tone of the book was a bit melancholy, 

Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
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This book ended up being a pretty big disappointment. I loved the premise, I loved the cover art; but instead it ended up being a mediocre story with mediocre illustrations.

The book follows a blind horse and a deaf girl, and their unique talents that make them who they are. The story itself, based on summary, is promising; however, the execution was nothing to write home about.
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I don't know if I like this one as well as most people would. I feel like it tries too hard to prove it's concept. While I can appreciate the role picture books can play in teaching empathy, this plot is a bit too precious.
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Midnight & moon is the perfect book to teach children about disabilities. This books is about friendship and cherishing our friends. The only downside is I wasn’t very engaged with the illustrations.
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Midnight and Moon is a delightful picture book that will surely warm any readers heart! The story of Clara and Moon, a young girl and a blind horse who form a beautiful friendship when they struggle to find one in their own worlds. 
Beautiful whimsical illustrations with equally beautiful prose carry you off into this magical story. . The characters are captivating and and compelling, The importance of accepted differences is what makes friendships meaningful. The tension runs high when Moon goes missing during a snow storm but eventually finds his way home. 

Thank you Penguin Random House, Tundra Books and NetGalley for the digital copy of this absolutely delicious looking book!
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I enjoyed the way that the author wove the strands together, between Clara’s story and the story of the horses. All too often, authors use animals to teach acceptance — but studies show these lessons have a much greater impact with human characters. The weaving of this story really played to the strengths of both formats, and will entice any young child who loves to hear stories about animals. It can be a bit longer, and I would recommend for K-2 rather than preschool or below because of that.
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Thanks to Penquin Random House Canada/Tundra Books and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this  book in return for an honest review.
This is a lovely book about disabilities, and an eventual friendship between a blind horse and a girl who cannot speak. The illustrations are well done and the story is heartwarming and not forced. It is a book that can either be read to a youngster or is an early reader book. The illustrations do a fine job of accompanying the story and this is a book that is a perfect present and will be a welcome addition to a youngsters library!
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This story is beautifully illustrated and the intent behind it is admirable, but I cannot imagine it serving its purpose well when read to children. They’ll like it, I imagine. After all, there are horses in it.  But the scattered arrangement isn’t saved by its lyrical language and what the story aims to communicate is rather obscure. 

I am immensely grateful to Tundra Books for my digital review copy through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Midnight and Moon will be out on February 8, 2022.
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This was such a cute heart touching story. My grandchildren just loved it!!! I highly recommend this book
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This is an adorable picture book that most kids would love. 

Clara is a young girl who has a blind horse, Moon. Moon befriends Midnight, another horse, and Clara, who doesn’t speak through much of the story, befriends Jack at school. 

This read-aloud teaches about friendships with those who are different from you, but the pictures and the words are just beautiful. It would be a great addition to a home library or a classroom.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for the opportunity to review an ARC of Midnight and Moon by Kelly Cooper.

Midnight and Moon is a story about two horses and a little girl. Moon is a horse that cannot see, but does listen to sounds that other horses ignore. Midnight becomes friends with Moon when they are both foals and helps guide him until one day when Moon is able to take the lead. Clara is a little girl that doesn't speak until the moment when she has something very important to say.

I really appreciate the message that this story conveys about the importance of friendship and the value that lies in the uniqueness of each individual. However, I felt that the story was a bit disjointed and/or complicated for young readers to fully comprehend and appreciate. While Midnight and Moon meet at the beginning of the story and stick together throughout, readers are also introduced to a little girl whose name isn't revealed until later in the book. Eventually the little girl is shown to be Clara and she develops a friendship with a child named Jack. I appreciate that the story is trying to convey a parallel between the human friendship and the animal friendship, but it feels as if the friendship between the horses is the main focus of the story. With that being said, I do think that the book presents a valuable lesson and would be appropriate for upper elementary students that are interested in books about horses and/or friendship.

I did really enjoy the illustrations in this picture book. Clara is an artist and the illustrator made sure to include a few scenes that Clara drew. Meanwhile, the illustrator also focused on the small details that really made the characters stand out on the page while also creating beautiful nature scenes. In addition to the description, the cover of this book really caught my attention with its contrasting colors.
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"I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
It was a cute picture book with beautiful illustrations. Great for a young horse lover.
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This is a beautiful story about a non verbal girl and a blind horse. They both find friends who accept them for who they are which builds them up to be the best versions of themselves. It shows that there is strength in our differences and with kindness we can persevere. I really enjoyed the illustrations and the message. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for access to this ARC.
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Not only is 'Midnight and Moon' a beautiful book (as we have come to expect from Daniel Miyares illustrated books like 'Night Out' and 'Float') but it has a beautiful story. Moon is a different horse, Clara is a different girl.  Their differences draw them together and, though there are some who do not understand them, those who love them do so in a away that speaks to how they move the world. Even more, it is Moon's difference that ends up saving her entire herd and finding her way back to the safety of Clara's farm.  

A touching and and beautiful book for children that show differences are just another part of the rhythm of life without being blunt, patronizing, or politicized.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Tundra Books for a free digital copy.

A sweet book about how we can help each other overcome the differences we have if we have kindness. Our weaknesses can become our strengths. Overall this is a very poetic picture book that feels very literary and metaphorical. It's a  little more heady than I generally prefer in picture books.
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This is a very interesting story. Clara is a little girl who does not speak.  But she loves to draw and write.  Midnight is a horse, who introduces the world to her foul Moon.  Moon I believe is blind.  The book never directly says that, but it does indicate that Moon has to do everything by sound.  This book follows both Moon and Clara as they become friends without words.  The illustrations in this book are lovely and a bit heartbreaking.  The story works on all lines, but I found it a bit long winded, a sorrowful.  It has a happy ending, and in no way resembles Bambi, but it just gives this happy but sorrowful feeling that is hard to describe.
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This story was an absolute delight to read from the first page to the last. Cooper has crafted an exquisite tale of a unique friendship that children and adults will adore from the moment they open the cover. 

Clara is a little girl who is non-verbal. Because she doesn't speak, she struggles to fit in and find her place within her family and class. Moon, a horse, is blind. Clara and Moon both share a special ability. They have an exceptional sense of hearing. They experience the world in a way that others around them do not. They hear all the little sounds that others miss or ignore. 

This story was so touching and I will be suggesting it to teachers whenever possible. So often, children who have differences are left out. This tale teaches children to look past someone's differences and accept them for who they are. It shows children they can still get to know them and be their friend. 

This story was beautifully illustrated by Daniel Miyares . The pictures were vibrant. The prose was simple but had a poetic quality to it. And the lyrical prose did not undermine or detract from the power and importance of the message behind them. Readers learn celebrate how a challenge can actually make someone uniquely talented in other ways. 

Absolutely, a must read.
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