‘Unbelievably good… The words, the message, the illustrations; it’s just everything a picture book should be!’
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Perfect for Reception to Year 4.
1. Moon 🌕
2. City 🌆
3. Friendship 👫
“Maybe the moon, so high above,
Is shining on me and the friends I love.”
Eric feels like the luckiest boy in the world,
living in the forest with his animal friends for company.
When he moves to the city, Eric wonders if he can discover
happiness there, away from the homes he loves.
Review: From the moment I set eyes on this absolutely beautiful book, I knew it would be a good one. However I actually underestimated how good it would be. It’s unbelievably good.
Maybe the Moon is Frances’ debut picture book and wow, what a truly stunning book it is! The story was inspired by her own relocation of moving to London from the countryside, and the effects that this change in environment can have.
Each turn of the page is an absolute joy as Frances’ characterful, unique and completely wonderful illustrations coupled with her words that move you as much as the illustrations, ensure that is a treasure to read that gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling. The combination of its words, its message, its illustrations together make this everything a picture book should be.
I am already eagerly anticipating the next offering from Frances because maybe, just maybe, this is my favourite picture book this year. Mark my words, if you haven’t read Maybe the Moon you’re definitely missing out!
Big thanks to Alara and Michael O’Mara for inviting me to take part in the Maybe the Moon blog tour.
Maybe the Moon is now available to order online or from any good bookshop.