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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Moonlight Magic by Ilana Schoenfeld is a delightful and magical story in rhyming verse that introduces young readers to Willy Waters and his friend, Stella. Willy Waters likes watching the night sky and thinks the stars are smiling at him and asking him to come out and play. One night he tries standing on a chair and reaching out his hand to touch the brightest star. He knows the stars are very far away and the only way to touch them is to close his eyes and dream. He is about to quit when his star friend drifts by. Willy becomes friends with her and names her Stella. Will Willy be able to travel with Stella and meet the other stars twinkling in the sky and the moon?
I like the magic and whimsy in the story. The verses give the story a musical feel and there is a rhythm while reading because of the rhyming words. The colorful sketches are charming and they give the stars and moon personality. Children will love the character of Willy Waters and would definitely love to be carried away by a star like Stella into the sky. The book will help children develop an interest in the night sky, the stars, and the moon. The topic of the sun, moon, and stars has always been my favorite and I like the way the author handles them through simple, rhyming verses. This is a good book to help children like science and should be used in classrooms for interactive sessions. The story is definitely good for bedtime storytelling, as the title suggests, because it speaks about the night sky, stars, moon, and dreaming!