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MOON CHILD by Nadia Krilanovich


by Nadia Krilanovich, illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-58246-325-4
Publisher: Tricycle

This charming bedtime lullaby gives readers a new way of looking at the moon as they follow a raccoon, an owl and an otter in their nighttime rambles. When he hangs from a branch and curls up tight, the raccoon can fit inside the moon, while the owl, perched proudly in a tree, can balance it on his nose. The raccoon peering into the stream brags, “I can pinch the moon between my fingers, and pluck it from the sky,” and the river otter floating on his back can reach up and give the moon a hug. And when they all finally turn in for sleep, it is the moon that watches over them all. Sayles’s pastel-and-acrylic illustrations beautifully capture the sense of wonder the young animals have for the luminous full moon. Her night is a place of magic where water holds stars and anything is possible. Krilanovich’s striking debut will have youngsters peering out the window to see if the moon is in fact watching over them...and very likely reaching out to give it a hug. (Picture book. 2-6)