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Baby Board Book
Pages: 24
Themes: metaphor, figurative language, observation, point of view, child's perspective
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 10/Sep/2019
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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.

Watch for the follow-up, The Sun Is a Peach, in spring 2020.

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


Air & Space/Smithsonian Magazine Best Children's Books  | 2019 | Commended