By Emily Kate Moon
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803737440, 32pp.)
Publication Date: June 13, 2013
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Joone likes the color orange, ice-cream sandwiches, and playing outside. She lives in a yurt with her grandfather and her pet turtle, Dr. Chin, who rides around on her hat. Grandpa teaches Joone something new every day. Sometimes Joone teaches him something new, too, like how to make a daisy chain. Together they enjoy life’s small joys—sunsets, tree houses, and most of all, each other. Emily Kate Moon’s debut picture book is a charming tribute to the outdoors and a tender portrait of a grandfather and granddaughter’s loving relationship. Fans of Ladybug Girl, Freckleface Strawberry, and even Dora the Explorer will fall in love with this independent, free-spirited little girl.
Emily Kate Moon has always wanted to live in a tree house and write and illustrate children’s books. Joone is her first book, but she has yet to live in a tree house. Instead, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Benny.
"Joone could be a contemporary, country-dwelling cousin to Eloise: another precocious, articulate and turtle-loving child with charm to spare." - Kirkus Reviews
"A sweet, gentle narrative about a child who is being raised by her grandfather….Moon shows promise, not only as a picture-book writer, but as an illustrator as well." - School Library Journal
"Moon’s ability to convey her heroine’s self-assured contentment and love for her grandfather without resorting to the twee or overly literal is the mark of a real, if nascent talent." - Publishers Weekly