Are you a moon child?
Three little animals, curious about the bright nighttime sky, playfully interact with a beautiful full moon. Follow raccoon, owl, and otter as they find a way to snuggle in their mother’s arms under the moon’s watchful gaze.
Moon Child captures the quietness of a lullaby, and the rich illustrations glow with the magic of the natural world.
When I curl up tight, I fit into the moon.
I bring my knees to my chest and point my toes until I am tiny and round, moon-sized.
I am a moon child.
Excerpted from Moon Child by Nadia Krilanovich. Copyright © 2010 by Nadia Krilanovich. Excerpted by permission of Tricycle Press, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
About Nadia Krilanovich
NADIA KRILANOVICH has worked as an artist, dance instructor, and vocalist. She loves going on adventures, spending time with her family, and hiking with her dog, Cleo.
About Elizabeth Sayles
ELIZABETH SAYLES has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including The Goldfish Yawned, which she also wrote. It was chosen as the Bank Street College Best Children's Book for 2005. She also illustrated I Already Know I Love You, by Billy Crystal, which was a New York Times #1 best-selling picture book. Elizabeth lives in Valley Cottage, New York.
Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2010:
"Krilanovich’s striking debut will have youngsters peering out the window to see if the moon is in fact watching over them...and very likely reaching out to give it a hug."