Behowl the Moon (Board Books)

By Erin Nelsen Parekh, William Shakespeare, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)

Drivel and Drool, 9780998439716, 22pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2017

List Price: 9.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A host of animals frolic through a nighttime forest to Puck's famous speeches at the end of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

About the Author

Author profile:
Erin Nelsen Parekh has worked in book publishing, journalism, and childcare. She lives in Houston, TX, and curates lists of baby books that present a diverse and imaginative world at

Illustrator profile:
Mehrdokht Amini is a children’s book illustrator living in England. She has illustrated the ALA Notable Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, the Huffington Post Most Powerful Children's Book 2017 Yo Soy Muslim, and has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway medal. Her book Chicken in the Kitchen won the Children’s Africana Best Book Award in 2016.

Praise For Behowl the Moon

“With the fervor of Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things on their rumpus…. [F]or the youngest listeners, whose minds hear sounds and rhythms as much as the words they’re still learning to decode, the patterns here are as lovely on the ear as they are when spoken by Puck at the end of the famous play.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An unusual and lovely introduction to the rhythms and cadences of Shakespeare’s writing.” –Publishers Weekly

“[W]hat a rich introduction to language this read-aloud book is for the lap crowd, with double-spread illustrations of a magical night where fairies and various animals flit through the forest under a starlit sky, ending with Puck's last words as sleep overtakes them all.” –Lynne Heffley, Parents’ Choice Foundation (Recommended choice)

"I'm absolutely tickled there's a Shakespeare book for young kids. Everybody loves a rhyming couplet—whether it's Dr. Seuss or Shakespeare, it's fun." Dr. David L. Hill, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Communications and Media