Wednesday, 20 June 2012

When the Moon Comes Out by Francesca Simon

This was A's comfort reading last night, after another day spent coughing and wheezing her way through the hayfever season.  I think this must have been a charity shop bargain, as I see from Amazon that it was released in 1997.  It certainly has a place in the family favourite hall of fame.

The story is about what animals get up to when the moon comes out, and people aren't expecting them to behave in their usual ways.  There are some lovely, whimsical pictures of penguins painting, and dogs on safari.  When the sun comes back up again, the animals resume their usual activities.

It's similar in tone to Sandra Boynton, and is similarly bonkers, which appeals greatly to small children.  It's also got a certain retro charm.

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