Book Review: If My Moon was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhofel

If My Moon Was your Sun by Andreas Steinhofel

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Title: If My Moon was Your Sun
Author: Andreas Steinhofel
Illustrator: Nele Palmtag
Publisher: Plough
Publish Date: November 1, 2017
Genre: Childrens – Picture Book
Series: na
My Rating: 4/5


Did you hear the story about Max, the boy who kidnapped his grandfather from a nursing home? You didn’t see it on the news? Well, let me tell you about it.

Max lives in a small town, much smaller than yours. His grandpa is losing his memory, but still remembers quite a bit. You can imagine how they hurried, Max and his grandpa, followed by old Miss Schneider, who insisted on coming along. Why were they in a hurry? Because everyone was after them. Max had skipped school to rescue his grandpa, and they were just starting out on what promised to be one of the best days of their entire lives.

A touching story about dementia and the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, with full-color illustrations and a read-along CD audiobook featuring twelve classical pieces for children by Georges Bizet and Sergei Prokofiev.

If My Moon Was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhöfel

Purchase links:
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Max is 10 years old and is scared of losing his grandfather, who has been moved to a nursing home because he suffers from dementia. One day, Max decides to break his grandfather out of the nursing home. For extra entertainment, Miss Schneider follows them out of the nursing home and joins them on their adventure.

A heartwarming book about a boy and his grandfather. Max wanted to help his grandfather. He thought of the perfect place to spend the day together, one that was familiar and held happy memories. The Miss Schneider character added humor and silliness to the story.

Colorful illustrations. This picture book contains a lot of text, so I would say it’s geared toward older kids. Great for families that are dealing with a grandparent’s dementia to read together.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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