Wild Honey from the Moon
On a cold winter's eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is hot and his feet are cold, and there is only one known cure: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her umbrella, gives her darling son a final kiss, and sets out.
Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless wild horses to an island humming with angry bees. But she is a mother on a mission and she shall not be deterred.
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From the New York Times: Kraegel’s (“Green Pants”) warm, offbeat tale is divided into seven chapters, great for parsing out over a week’s bedtime reading....The enchantment and adventure just keep multiplying.
From a starred Kirkus review: Divided into seven heavily illustrated chapters, the story is one that will captivate contemplative and creative young readers. Caregivers may find this to be their next weeklong bedtime story and one that fanciful children will want to hear again and again.
Wild Honey from the Moon is a Junior Library Guild selection, a Parent's Choice Gold winner, and a "best of the year" book for the Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, and The Bank Street College of Education.