Monday, April 2, 2018

Book Note: Behowl the Moon

Shakespeare, William and Erin Nelsen Parekh. Behowl the Moon: An Ageless Story from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Illus. Mehrdokht Amini. N.p.: Drivel & Drool, 2017.

We've seen some board book Shakespeare before (for which, q.v.). When I wrote about those others, my usual cry went out: "More Shakespeare, please!

Behowl the Moon fills that need.

The book began as a Kickstarter project (see Shakespeare Geek's promotion of it here)—and made it (see Shakespeare Geek's follow-up here).

The book combines s couple of Puck's last speeches with a story that is contained in the illustrations.

The best way to give you a sample of it is to provide a few spreads from various points in the book:





It's a lovely book to read at bedtime so that all the behowling wolves and hungry lions in your household can drift off into . . . dreams (whether midsummer night ones or just everyday ones).

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