ARC Review: If My Moon was Your Sun - Andreas Steinhofel

Sunday, November 05, 2017

If My Moon was Your Sun
"You can't always see the moon, but you know it 's always there. Right?" -- Grandpa.

by Andreas Steinhofel

4 of 5 stars

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Title: If My Moon Was Your Sun
Author: Andreas Steinhofel
Illustrator: Nele Palmtag
Translator: Mathew A. Anderson
Genre: Children fiction, illustration book
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Date of Publish: November, 1st 2017
Number of pages: 80 pages
ISBN: 9780874860795
I got this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Did you hear the story about Max, the boy who kidnapped his grandfather from a nursing home ? You didn't see it on the news? Well, let me tell you about it.

Max lives in a small town, much smaller than yours. His grandpa is losing his memory, but still remembers quite a bit. You can imagine how they hurried, Max and his grandpa, followed by old Miss Schneider, who insisted on coming along. Why were they in a hurry? Because everyone was after them. Max had skipped school to rescue his grandpa, and they were just starting out on what promised to be one of the best days of their entire lives.

A touching story about dementia and the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, with full-color illustrations and a read-along CD audiobook featuring twelve classical pieces for children by Georges Bizet and Sergei Prokofiev.

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Well, in my opinion, If My Moon was Your Sun is quite different compared to another children's book that I've read before. But, it doesn't mean that I don't like this book. I really like it. The story and the illustrations are really heart-warming. 
The nursery house

One day, Max woke up from his sleep. He felt something missing. After he thought for a sec, he realized about something and decided to make some crazy plan. So, he started to prepare everything. Then, he went out to go to nursery house. Well, long story short, Max missed his grandfather. No wonder if he want to do something. Some plant that wouldn't please his mom if she knew. Do you know what Max would do? Yeah, Max would kidnap his grandfather along with Miss Schneider. What will happen next? Just read the story, guys!

Max and Miss Schneider
First of all, I would like to say, good job for the story! Maybe, you will think that this book is only about Max's adventure with his grandfather, but, there's something behind it. There is some moral value that Steinhofel want to share with. It's about family, and in some way is about the knowledge of moon. Second, I really like the illustrations. It's really good and very impressive. In my opinion, it's more like painting--and in some way, it remind me with Naela Ali's work at Story for Rainy Days. I like the color combination and the drawing itself. Nele palmtag has done her job nicely! Thumbs up for her.

Max and his grandfather
So, if you wanna know more about the story, just buy this book and feel the excitement when you read it.

4 stars for the nice painting.

Puji P. Rahayu

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