by Frank Asch

Paper Book, 1984



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New York : Scholastic, Inc., 1984.


During a game of hide-and-seek, Moon hides behind a cloud, leaving his friend Bear very worried.

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LibraryThing member jhsmith
I thought the book would be good for 1st -k. You could read this book while learning about the moon. At the end of the book you should ask the class if the moon could come out of the sky and play hide and go seek to avoid any confusion.
LibraryThing member cbruiz
The artwork is as simple as it gets, but together with the story, "Moongame" had the tendency to draw me in. Bear and Bird play hide and go seek, a new game to Bear. Liking it, having played it all day with Bird, he asks the moon to play. Easily, the moon spots Bear hiding in a hollowed out tree.
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When it comes for the moon’s turn to hide, it hides behind a big cloud. Bear searches high and low for the moon, mistaking a flower, a wheel of cheese, and a yellow balloon for it. Eventually Bird teams up with Bear again and they beseech the other animals of the forest to search. Giving up, Bear signifies his defeat to the moon. The moon appears from the clouds and Bear smiles and dances; the image of bear dancing incited a great joy within myself. The sequence of events the pictures dictate, along with the story are executed cleverly, hilariously, and reflect a spellbound glorification of nature, for what the author imagines it to be: childlike, innocent and beautiful (An example, Mr. Asch turns the moon into an active character, capable of playing children’s games such as hide and go seek). I really enjoyed this book.
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LibraryThing member slblack2
Little Bird shows Bear how to play hide and seek. They play all day long. When the moon comes out Bear plays with the moon. But Bear can't find where Moon is hiding. He looks and looks. When Little Bird sees Bear, Bear ask Little Bear if he will help him find the moon. When they can't find Moon
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they ask the forest animals to help. Then a gust of wind blows and there is Moon. He was behind a big cloud the whole time.
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LibraryThing member bcbias
A bear learns how to play hide and seek from a bird. They play all day and when the moon comes out, the moon and the bear play hide and seek. The moon hides and the bear can't find it anywhere. The bird helps the bear look for the moon but they still can't find it anywhere. Right as they start to
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give up, the wind blows and the moon appears from behind a cloud.
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LibraryThing member temorrison
This is an amazing book. It teaches children some very important lessons through out the story. It teaches the children how to count, follow directions, how to corporate with others, and how to take turns. Little bear learns how to play hide-and-seek from his friend little bird. They take turns all
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day long playing with one another. Little bear then decides to play hide-and-seek with the moon. But, Little Bear can't find the moon,so he ask little bird and the rest of his forest friends to help him find the moon.
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LibraryThing member cjs048
Little bear and the moon decide to play hide and seek. The bear hides first and the moon finds him when he pokes his head out of the hole. Its the moons time to hide and bear counts and when he starts looking for the moon he is nowhere in site. He gets everyone else to start hleping him to look for
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the moon. It turns out he was hiding behind a cloud. Then all the animals started playing hide and seek.
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LibraryThing member hvachetta
A bear learns how to play hide and seek, and decides to play with the moon at night. The wording in this story is extremely simple, and would probably make a good story for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten age children. They can count up to the number ten along with the book, and learn the rules of
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hide and seek. The artwork in this book takes up most of the pages, and adds to the playful quality.
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Playing hide-and-seek with the moon.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Bear asks the moon to join him in a game of hide and seek.
LibraryThing member uufnn
For over 30 years Frank Asch has been writing and illustrating children's books. He has written in multiple genres for children including poetry, non-fiction, concept books and novels. "Moongame" is an engaging story of Bear and Little Bird playing hide and seek all day. When the moon comes out for
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a while it's just the moon and Bear playing, until Bear fears that the moon is permanently lost.
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