Shapiro, L. (2011). Moon mangoes. Beachhouse Pub Llc.
The moon is full and shining on a mango tree heavy with fruit. Beneath its leaves sits a little blue house, and beneath its eaves, sits little Anuenue and her mama. On magical Hawaiian nights such as this, thoughts take flight.Gazing at the mango tree, Anu asks her mama: "What if I ate up all those mangoes one by one, and I got so full of them that I turned into a mango tree?" Capturing the spirit of every child's imagination and combined yearning for and fear of independence, Moon Mangoes explores the "What if" back and forth exchange between a child and parent, and captures that magical before-bedtime hour when anything is possible and love is constant.
Lindy Shapiro is an educator who's been sharing stories with children for many years. In 2006, she founded Bodhi Education Project, a nonprofit that promotes awareness of the human experience and understanding of cultures, allowing people to connect with their world and, in turn, share responsibility in taking care of it. She's pretty sure she has the most amazing job on the planet. She's inspired every day by the children she teaches. Shapiro lives on Maui with her husband, their two children, their dog Clementine, and a chameleon named Puaa.
Target Audience: PreK- 3rd grade.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Interest: Hawaiian culture, family interactions, love, children's inquisitive nature.