City Moon (3-7yrs)
A little boy and his mother take a nighttime walk to search for the moon in this Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book. Gentle and keenly observed, this bedtime story is sure to appeal to fans of Kevin Henkes's Kitten's First Full Moon and young children who find the moon fascinating.
Soothing text and hip, colorful collage style illustrations create a nighttime story that follows a little boy and his Mama as they walk around their neighborhood looking for the moon. As the elusive moon plays peek-a-boo behind buildings and clouds, the little boy asks simple questions about it, and his Mama patiently answers every one. When finally the moon appears—bright and white and round and glowing—the mama and her boy stop and wait for it to disappear again. The moonlit walk continues until the boy yawns and Mama lifts him into her arms and whispers, "it is time for bed."
Illustrations by Blanca Goméz
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer/Illustrator Award HONOR 2018
Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2018
“…will ease young readers into a restful mood.” —The New York Times
“Wonder-filled and delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
I was inspired to write City Moon after taking walks with my son in the evening, to look at the moon. His questions were sweet and wise, and I wanted to capture this special and fleeting time between us.