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How to Be on the Moon

Viviane Schwarz, Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)


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In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure — this time, to the moon.

It’s almost impossible to get to the moon. It’s out in space, which is dark and empty, and it’s very far away. If Anna and Crocodile are going to make it to the moon, they’ll need some special skills, like being able to do math and having a lot of patience. They’ll also need to build a rocket. Not to mention the sandwiches for the journey. Luckily, when Anna and Crocodile put their minds together, nothing can stand in their way. Full of the same cheerful charm that made How to Find Gold so endearing, Viviane Schwarz’s pitch-perfect text and wonderfully colorful illustrations launch this story off the page in a true celebration of curiosity and the magic of imaginative play.

Praise For How to Be on the Moon

The writing is childlike, sensitive, and often witty. The illustrations, created with pencils, crayons, and watercolors, become increasingly intricate and colorful as the imaginative adventure progresses...Given the predominance of boys in picture books featuring space travel, it’s refreshing to see Anna, with her brown skin, red dress, and can-do spirit, take the lead here. A fine companion volume to Schwarz’s How to Find Gold (2016).

The moon and Earth are rendered in intriguing textural and color combinations. The contrast between Anna's and Crocodile's personalities allows audiences of different inclinations a way into the story. The story is fun—and the artwork shines.
—Kirkus Reviews

Candlewick, 9781536205459, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

About the Author

Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of the acclaimed picture books There Are Cats in This Book and There Are No Cats in This Book, both of which were short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Is There a Dog in This Book?, How to Find Gold, and the Tiny Cat books. She lives in London.