Thursday 17 July 2014

Kissed by the Moon

Alison Lester is a very big name in Australian kids books. She was one of our joint inaugural Children's Laureates. She helps children tell their own stories and create their own books. Alison has published over twenty pictures books including many iconic titles- Noni the Pony, Are We There Yet?, Imagine and Magic Beach. So any new book is highly anticipated. Kissed by the Moon is no exception. Indeed, it's exceptional. A beautiful book to read to babies and young children Kissed by the Moon is a perfect gift for new parents.

Beautifully illustrated with a subtle, evocative palette Kissed by the Moon is a lullaby of sorts, wishing an active, imaginative and thoughtful life for the new baby. It encourages us to be out in nature and to treat our fellow creatures well.

Kissed by the Moon is bound to become an Australian classic. It is shortlisted for CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced on August 15. I hope it wins- although I haven't read all the other books shortlisted yet, so may still develop a new favourite, but I don't think so.


Brona said...

I loved this one too Louise, but my heart still goes to Bob Graham and Silver Buttons :-)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Must see if this is available yet here. Often seems to be a bit of a lag time.