Hello to You, Moon, Sally Morgan, Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney have made a book for you. As Sara O’Leary and Ashley Crowley have made a book for The Boy and the Blue Moon. And as Alison Oliver made a book for a girl called Moon. And my theme is books about the moon (if you have not guessed).
Hello to You Moon by Morgan is a simple book about animals saying hello or goodnight (as the case might be) to the moon. The delightful illustrations create a world of how the moon and the animals relate. Morgan is a writer and artist who belongs to the Palkyu people of the eastern Pilbara in Western Australia. The animals represent this beautiful world.
O’Leary and Crowley took how the moon relates to people and nature in a very special way with The Boy and the Blue Moon. Anything can happen during a blue moon and the adventure that boy takes proves that. In his dream world all sorts of magically things occur. The illustrations are mostly just dark colors. And the main color is blue. This goes thought the book creating a dream-like state.
And Moon is a young girl who has a lot on her plate. A lot of work to do. She wonders if she can be free of all that responsibly. And one night, the wolves show her how to get her “wolf-self” on. The illustrations are realistically abstract. There is no question what you see or is going on, but they are not “solid” in the traditional way.
The combining of three very different books can be a bit daunting to the review reader. However, each one of these books is set for its own age and taste. Not a lot of action in any of them (even Moon) but the story always moves. You can grow with these choices. Also, The Boy and the Blue Moon and Moon especially, are great choices for adults who enjoy art, picture books or just good stories.