AMOS AND THE MOON by Jan B. Balet

AMOS AND THE MOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There's a quaint Victorian quality that children like in this book with its pictures in full color, and the endless details that children enjoy in long periods of observation. Cakes with intricate curlicues, shops with marvelous displays, and so on. Amos who wanted the moon visits the shops along the village street in an attempt to find it. He finds everything else, of course, and most of the adults give him a warm welcome, and helps him on his way. (We could wish the exception had not been the barber- as there is a barber phobia in some children, anyhow*) Ultimately, Amos gets the moon in a way. A lovely book, but a somewhat perishable piece of book merchandise, though the fairly substantial binding will stand up to more handling than the light jacket.

Publisher: Oxford