The Mouse and the Moon (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627792240, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
This is the story of a little mouse who lives in a dark and wild wood. He is all alone, except for his friend the moon. Each night the mouse tells the moon all of his news, his hopes, and his fears. But the moon never replies. So the little mouse ventures out to find his friend—and finds someone unexpected instead.
Gabriel Alborozo's beautiful illustrations shift from black and white to color, celebrating the dawn of a new day and the beginning of a new friendship.
About the Author
Gabriel Alborozo previously worked as a cartoonist for such magazines as Private Eye and Punch, but his first love is and has always been creating art for children. He is the author and illustrator of The Mouse and the Moon, Good Night, Firefly, and The Colour Thief, among other favorites. A citizen of both England and Australia, Gabriel is no stranger to making new friends. He lives by the sea in England.
Praise For The Mouse and the Moon…
"The quiet text is a wonderful match for the pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations. The pen lines in the surrounding forest and pond are beautiful and further promote the sense of peace this offering presents. This title is perfect for one-on-one sharing at bedtime." —School Library Journal
"This pleasing tale unfolds in a simply written, amiable narrative and expressive illustrations." —Booklist
Praise for Good Night, Firefly:
“Alborozo's upbeat, cartoon-style is particularly suited to this story, in which nighttime fears are overcome through resourcefulness and positive thinking.” —Booklist
“Alborozo's illustrations...are both striking and adorable. This book's story is equally appealing, celebrating the magic of fireflies.” —The New York Times