The Moon is a Silver Pond

  • Illustrated By: Josée Bisaillon
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:metaphor, figurative language, observation, point of view, child’s perspective
  • Available:09/10/2019
  • Age Groups:Baby Board Book
  • Lexile:AD240L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:H
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A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above.

The moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees. When they tend the cow, the moon is the milk at the bottom of the pail.

With stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon, this simple board book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right. Reveling in metaphor, The Moon Is a Silver Pond encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

“Exquisitely illustrated...Both calming and stunning...Board books don’t often get this level of artistic care. Highly recommended for board book collections.”
– School Library Journal
“Beautiful...The poetic language and cool colours are calming…A classic bedtime read.”
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“Bisaillon's illustrations are truly stunning...A largely successful effort to convey metaphors to young readers.”
– Kirkus Reviews
★ “A volume sure to jump-start readers’ imaginations and create moon-y, luminous dreams.”
– Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Simple and elegant...Highly recommended for all board book collections.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
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