- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Clarion Books (April 17 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1328781607
- ISBN-13: 978-1328781604
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.5 x 28.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 404 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Moon Hardcover – Apr 17 2018
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Convincingly and sweetly told, Moon's story is a striking authorial debut from illustrator Oliver." - Kirkus, review
"A paean to Where the Wild Things Are that reminds readers of the importance of play and of stillness in a busy world." - Booklist, review
"In her debut as author, Oliver (illustrator of the BabyLit board book series) handles her story's pacing with skill, setting up just enough backstory to establish Moon's frustration, then lavishing attention on her midnight encounter." - Publishers Weekly
" An upbeat and howling-good read-aloud." - School Library Journal
About the Author
Alison Oliver is the illustrator of the popular BabyLit board books, including   Jane Eyre and Moby Dick . Moon is the first book she has both written and illustrated. She lives and works in New York City, where she runs a design studio called Sugar. Visit her website at www.pure-sugar.com .
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I initially grabbed this one because of the beautiful cover, but the author conveys something really important within the story that children (and adults) will be able to relate to.
Every day Moon has a schedule that she follows -- school, sports, lessons, etc. She doesn't feel like she has time for herself, and then something wonderful happens when she ventures outside one night. She spends time with wolves, and they teach her how to play. They also show her how to be still and listen (bonus points for the author!).
Sometimes I think parents and adults forget how important it is to play. It's crucial to a child's development and their happiness. Adults should also play -- firing synapses and whatnot -- but it's not healthy for kids to have their entire day planned around work and expectations. They need time to just exist, even if it's in their own head.
I love the message Moon presents, and the delicate way the author shared her story. I highly recommend this one.
Originally posted at Do You Dog-ear? on August 25, 2018.
homework, housework, music and sports practice, along with sundry other have-to-dos feels overwhelmed. She yearns for something else, but what should it be. Poor, pigtailed Moon watches a falling star on the outside and then voila, she meets an approachable silver wolf who along with his pack teaches her how to join in their wolf ways. How to pounce, and wonderfully how to howl and play, yet importantly how to listen and feel. All in all, she learns what it feels like to be loose and wild and she suddenly feels liberated. Children will love this endearing tale of how to release their inner selves and infect others with their joy and pleasures. Moon beams out at the reader with her vivid bright lavender face and enormous eyes alongside the silvery furred wolves against a blackish forestry background. The illustrations are as important as the text as these unique depictions enhance the richness of the story. Point clearly made is that overscheduled kids can be overwhelmed and the best remedy for such a malady to do allow a little bit of wildness.