The Boy and the Blue Moon

illus. by Ashley Crowley. 40p. Holt/Godwin Bks. Feb. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781627797740.
PreS-Gr 2—The blue moon casts a mystical light one night, so a boy and his cat decide to go for a walk. Magical things occur as the two walk along: bluebells ring out a tune, a lake appears out of nowhere, and a sudden trip to the moon turns out to be everything the child could wish for. The decor of the boy's bedroom reveals his fascination with all things lunar, including a telescope, a poster of a man walking on the moon's surface, and the orange jumper the youngster was wearing while visiting the earth's satellite. Mixed media illustrations use a variety of materials such as gouache, graphite sticks, and colored pencils to create pictures in various shades of blue with white and a bit of bright red and orange included.
VERDICT A magical adventure or a dream—listeners to the tale can decide for themselves. A fun and appealing bedtime choice.

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