Kindergarten-Grade 4–Based on the award-winning, animated short film of the same name, this picture book tells the story of Leon and his squirrel, Earl, on the night the moon goes dark. The boy and his pet are doing some night fishing on the bayou when they are whisked off by a giant fish made of stars that sends them crashing into the darkened moon. There Leon and Earl must save Moongirl and the orb itself from the gargaloon, a monster that hates moonlight and tries to keep it dark. The large cartoon illustrations carry the exciting plot, giving energy and a fantastical mood to the text, but they provide merely a taste of the film's artistic animation. The package includes a DVD, which is a must as the book itself struggles to stand alone.
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