I Tell My Secrets to the Moon is a tale reminiscent of old fables. The book is written in a soothing tone that is perfect for bedtime. The illustrations are simple but playful, and the text addresses deep emotions.
Little Brown Bear is walking through the woods one night, listening to the song of the Snowy Tree Cricket, when he comes upon a shy and sad rabbit. Rosy Rabbit is afraid to discuss her feelings with him, so Little Brown Bear convinces her to talk to the moon instead.
After some reassurance, Rosy Rabbit gathers her courage and sings a long, howling song to the moon. Her confidence grows and the moon twinkles back in response.
One of the reasons I wrote this story is because my girls love the moon. We wave to it all the time, searching the early morning skies for it. We read a lot of books with the moon as a character, and it’s something they really enjoy.
This particular story also embarks on a journey of emotion. It tells kids that it’s okay to have strong feelings, and also that when those feelings are sad feelings, it’s a good idea to talk to someone.
I made the illustrations out of paper collages, combined with my sketches of the animals.
The book is available on the Kindle, but even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can still read it to your kids with the Free Kindle App on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Check out the book on Amazon, where you can download a free preview or purchase it: I Tell My Secrets to the Moon by Rosemary Lynn.
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Don’t forget to check out my other picture books: Alice’s African Alphabet Adventure and Hello Sun!