Thursday, May 27, 2010

Maria and the Moon

Last night I was thinking of
"Owl and the Moon" 

and so, in honor of Arnold Lobel, {the author}
I sat up and snapped  this photo!
Did you ever read Arnold Lobel's book,
©  1975
"The Guest"
"Strange Bumps"
"Tear-Water Tea"
"Upstairs and Downstairs"
"Owl and the Moon"
Arnold Lobel wrote and illustrated all five stories.

Each one is a favorite in its own way.
When my children were little, this collection was always requested.
{It was probably because I enjoyed reading it aloud, and they could tell!}

I can still recite most of them by heart.
Last night,
The bright shining moon woke me up in the middle of the night.
My first thought was from this story.
My second thought was,
"Where's my cellphone, 
I'm going to take a picture of you Moon!"

"Owl and the Moon"

". . . All at once,
Owl's bedroom
was filled with silver light.
Owl looked out of the window.
The moon was coming
from behind the clouds.
'Moon, you have followed me
all the way home.
What a good, round friend 
you are!' said Owl.
Then Owl put his head
on the pillow
and closed his eyes.
The moon was shining
down through the window.
Owl did not
feel sad at all."
I can't look at the full round moon without
thinking of Owl's words, 
"What a good round friend you are!"

If you have lil' ones...
Owl at Home 
is a wonderful first reader.

I guess Owl is a sky watcher too!

Thank you to our Sky Watch Friday hosts: 

the sky
the sun
and the

~ You are the joy of His heart ~


Julie Harward said...

Thar is a cute book! I think you love the moon like i love the moon. I am always taking pictures of it and never can get the true feeling it gives off. I have laid in bed at night with the binds up and just watched it move across the beautiful! Come say hi.. fellow moon lover! LOL :D

Barb said...

I agree - the Owl series tempts not only beginning readers but children of any age! Owl suggested a perfect Skywatch for you, Maria.

Rosie said...

Oh Maria I have never heard of this series...but I think I need to read these...those words are so tender...I have just the "little ears" to hear those beautiful words...
...good night...Rosie

Rosie said...

Ahhh...what sweet words to put me to sleep...thank you dear in Him...Rosie

Kathy said...

No Maria... and I love Childrens books.
I must look these up.
Thanks for the heads-up!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Morning...

Regina said...

What a beautiful moon shining in the window.
Great book. And a wonderful post Maria.
Enjoy sky watching.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I did not know Owl and the moon yet, but it surely looks and sounds as lovely as his other books. 'frog and toad' shines on our bookshelf. Cannot get enough of the sweet little stories and the beautiful drawings.
Love your ' Maria and the Moon', love your sidebar too ^_^
Wishing you a wonderful Thursday, I will look at the moon tonight and think of you, Maria. xx

It's me said...

What a beautiful moon shining in the window.
Great book. ................hugs from Ria....

Wanda said...

I love the books and the illustrations in them, Maria! We were glancing up at the moon last night also!


koralee said...

Such a darling story...I do remember it! Our favourite is Goodnight Moon...we all have that one memorized..hugs for a happy day my friend...I am off and running. Today is one crazy busy day. I need all the calm energy I can glad I popped over and picked some up. xoxoo

Diana said...

Very nice moon Maria! I love the full moon but I don't remember reading this story. But then I read so many!
I wonder if my granddaughter knows these books? Love Di ♥

Dianne said...

Hey, you have a round friend here--I don't know how much good I am. ha

Have you ever read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen--absolutely one of my favorites ever--

Thank you, dear Maria, for a precious post. The same thing happened to me the other night but I did not even think about taking a picture. I'm slipping.

Love you,

Teresa said...

OH Maria!
BOund for you to bring me to tears!
Yes! What a sweet story from my childhood!
A favorite my mom would read to us!
ANd of course I have read all the Arnold Lobel books to my kindergarten and first graders over the years!
Now you WILL NOT believe this!
But last night...
when I went up to bed...
that SAME MOON...
was BEAMING so brightly into our bedroom!
I gazed at it!
I cracked several windows to bring it even closer to us! (greg and doogan and I!)
Then I said to myself...
this is a moment!
I've GOT to go get my camera!
I've GOT to share this MOON!
But I didn't!
I didn't go get my camera!
And now here you are...
sharing the same MOON with me...
from your window!
Oh I am getting my camera out tonight!
I am going to WAIT on that big bright full MOON!
Hope it's still full tonight!

jlshall said...

Such a lovely, atmospheric photo! I'm a real Arnold Lobel fan, too. Never read this one, but I love his mouse books, and the Frog and Toad series. I'll have to look for the Owl books too.

Happy sky-watching, from Joysweb!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes, I read his books to my students when I was teaching school years ago. Love them and how perfect to go with your moon shot! Terrific! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Maria!


J Bar said...

Beautifully framed moon.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Misty said...

We love, love, love Arnold Lobel: Frog and Toad, Lucille the Horse and another one about a pig (I forget the name) I will add Owl to the list. Thanks!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You took that with a cellphone? My camera doesn't even take good moon shots.

I love children's books, but my kids didn't have this one. I think I may open the blinds and let the moon shine in my window tonight.


Carolyn Ford said...

I loved that book and what a cute post you created! What a moon in your own window!

~Cheryl said...

Beautiful, charming post! Have a wonderful weekend!

Rosie said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Fabulous Friday...Enjoy it my dear... Rosie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love the "Owl" books! My children just about wore them out!
Thanks for reminding me of those sweet times with my children.
And thank you for stopping by and leaving me such an encouraging comment!
Blessings to you!