Mama, Let’s Make a Moon

15 Oct


Sometimes you find just what you need.  While looking for a newly published book to add to my blog,  I came across this simple text and beautiful artwork published this year.  I was browsing my local library the week before taking a trip to the Appalachian Mountains for a cousin’s wedding, who coincidentally is also named Clay, and was struck by the timeliness of it.  Then while browsing the internet for a book cover for this post, I also found a youtube video by Clay Rice himself singing and talking about how he made this book, posted just two days ago.

Clay Rice tells a tale in verse of an Appalachian family living a tiny cabin, who make something out of nothing but their imagination and love for each other.  It is beautifully written and illustrated.  The back cover proclaims, “Clay Rice is considered by many collectors to be the finest silhouette artist in the world.”

My favorite line:  “We’ll stuff it with silly, and marshmallow goo, and paint it with promise: Mama, let’s make a moon.”  It makes me want to go right out and make a moon with my little ones.  Because really, except for the silly and the marshmallow goo, all we really have to give is promise.

Take a look at this video and I’m sure you’ll be just as captivated by the magic of the story as I am.

If you have found this post to be ‘just what you needed’ please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear from you!

3 Responses to “Mama, Let’s Make a Moon”

  1. trinitygrau October 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM #

    Sounds like a great story!


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