NZ Writer and Illustrator
Craig Potton Publishing 2014 $19.99pb 38pp
ISBN 978 1 9272 1327 8
Themes: Fantasy/ Space travel/ Wishes
Moonman is a lanky, caretaker with a crescent shaped head whose job it is to sweep the moon and keep it sparkling clean and able to reflect the mysterious blue planet he longs to visit. An amazingly imaginative story, in text and image, that nearly all children will relate to and appreciate it’s tantalising open-ended ending. Older people who share the story with them will be sure to get the point of the importance of sometimes seeing where you have come from, from a different perspective and to be able to return to it - wiser and more content. Nick Barraud is the illustrator of Under the ocean, At the beach and In the garden written by Gillian Candler. He works at Weta Digital as a texture artist and is hopefully already creating his next picture book for younger childen.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up