Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List
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Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School, homework, music lessons, sports, and the next day it begins again. She wonders if things could be different. Then, one night, she meets a wolf.
The wolf takes Moon deep into the dark, fantastical forest and there she learns to howl, how to hide, how to be still, and how to be wild. And in that, she learns what it’s like to be free.
This simply worded and stunningly illustrated story reveals the joy to be found in play, nature, and, most of all, embracing the wild in us all.
Praise For Moon…
"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
Clarion Books, 9781328781604, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
About the Author
Alison Oliver is the author-illustrator of Moon and the illustrator of more than 30 BabyLit board books, including, most recently, Anne of Green Gables. Sales for the series total more than 1.8 million copies. She is also author-illustrator of a forthcoming Be Bold, Baby board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. Alison lives in New York City, where she also runs a design studio called Sugar. www.pure-sugar.com; Instagram @alisonoliverdesign.