Sunday, 14 June 2015

A New Picture Book from Elizabeth Pulford

To be published July 2015

NZ Writer & illustrator (both born in Canada – now living n New Zealand) Elizabeth Pulford, illustrated by Kate Wilkinson Finding Monkey Moon Walker Books, Australia 2015   $24.95hb 32pp ISBN 978 1 9217 2073 4 Themes: Bedtime/ Determination/ Fathers and sons/ Loss/ Missing toys/ Nighttime/ Playgrounds and Reserves

Monkey Moon, Michael’s favourite and most loved toy are inseparable. One night when it comes to be seven-thirty and time for bed, Michael finds Monkey Moon is missing. A great hunt ensues. First it is round the house but without result and then, Dad and Michael, well bundled up against the cold, go out into the streets and into the local reserve and playground. The softly drawn illustrations and the understanding words evoke the magic of the nighttime and the feeling of a close-knit family. Lucky Michael to have such a supportive father…

 Preschool up/ Age 4 up

** Tomorrow I am off to Wellington to National Library and to the LIANZA Children's Book Awards. With such a strong list of finalists I cannot start to predict to myself whose names I will be putting here on Tuesday. Watch this space!

** Did you realise that, had she lived, Anne Frank would have been 86 last Friday, June 12th? Would she still be writing?  Several new articles about her have appeared over the past two days - just Google her name to find them. 

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