Love, Sophia on the Moon by Anica Mrose Rissi, illustrated by Mika Song

Published by Disney Hyperion

Thanks to Disney Hyperion for providing me with a copy of this book to review.

Love, Sophia on the Moon: Rissi, Anica Mrose, Song, Mika, Song ...

Summary:  Sophia decides to run away, taking her cat with her.  Clearly, there has been some sort of incident involving a time-out, and Sophia has decided she’d prefer to live by herself on the moon.  She writes her mom a letter to let her know. Her mom responds calmly, saying that she misses Sophia, but will be hosting Grorg, a young alien who has run away from the man on the moon.  As Mom describes the dinner and bedtime routine she is planning for Grorg, Sophia starts to have second thoughts. She suggests that Grog might be homesick, and that maybe Mom could bring him back to the moon.  After a reunion and a hug, Mom writes one last letter: “Even when you’re mad, I love you to the moon. And I love you all the way back.” 32 pages; ages 3-6.

Pros:  An excellent choice for showing unconditional love between a parent and child.  The letter format is a fun way to keep things light, and the cute illustrations help readers understand what’s really going on.

Cons:  I’m kind of done with the whole “I love you to the moon and back” thing.

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