When Moon Became the Moon (Hardcover)
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Meet Moon! Follow along as she guides us through her origin and her purpose in this charming and humorous nonfiction picture book.
Following the success of When Cloud Became a Cloud comes Rob Hodgson’s next long-form picture book about the moon’s origin and phases. This delightfully fun exploration into the moon both informs and entertains, and helps young readers make sense of the world around them. The charming protagonist, Moon, sparsely narrates her story in eleven short chapters with text bubbles and vignettes sprinkled in to provide wit, style, and humor. Young audiences will immediately connect to the colorful, whimsical art and welcome a sense of accomplishment in devouring this unexpected, yet wholly accessible scientific book.
About the Author
Rob Hodgson was born in a seaside town in the south of England, and studied illustration at Plymouth University. Today he lives in Bristol, where he spends his days making a mess and turning it into quality illustration projects and books. He cites Yoko Ono, Ed Templeton, and Arthur Russell among his influences. Working with traditional and lo-fi techniques such as block printing and wood cut, along with digital processes, Rob combines old and new approaches to create his work. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and his first author-illustrated book, The Cave, was chosen by Book Trust to be given free to every preschool-aged child in England. His interests include animals, skateboards, the psychology of perception, and collecting strange toys.
BEST NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK OF 2023 -- School Library Journal
⭐ "Never has a celestial object’s past, present, and future been told in a more fun and fact-filled way. A must-have for all collections." -- (STARRED REVIEW) School Library Journal
"A lighthearted introduction to our lunar companion." --Kirkus
"An enjoyable introductory book for curious kids." --Booklist
"This book is sure to delight budding astronomers while inviting all readers to take time to look up at theevening sky and wonder." --The Horn Book Magazine