Wilkinson’s acrylic illustrations capture night’s beauty with elegance and depth…A quiet, contemplative book for bedtime.
Kirkus reviews, July 22nd, 2015.
Pulford’s simple story and Wilkinson’s soft acrylic illustrations capture a shadowy world of familiar places — “silent swings,” the “closed-up popcorn truck” — turned vast and mysterious. It’s a tribute to bedtime rituals and the occasional deviation — and a loving parent willing to say yes.
New York Times, Nov 6, 2015.
’ . . . Kate Wilkinson has created a mood which complements the text magnificently. The soft illustrations, developed in a muted palette with acrylic paint are a triumph. This heart warming bedtime story of devotion, persistence and hope is suitable for both pre-schoolers and junior primary children. Adults will enjoy this beautiful book as well. Highly recommended . . . ‘
Magpies Magazine, May 15, 2015.
The stunning illustrations in this gorgeous picture book are created with acrylic paint. The dark and muted colours add mystery to the story, and deepen the sense of urgency that the text creates as soon as the story begins. This picture book will be read again and again, for there’s so much in it. This book is a joy from beginning to end, and ideal for 5 -105 age groups.
Buzz words books, Sept 3, 2015.
Pulford’s lyrical text reads well aloud, making this a perfect bedtime story. Wilkinson’s evocative and atmospheric illustrations create suitably haunting landscapes, with houses looming over the pavement, ghost-like trees and threatening shadows. Through it all, Dad is a reassuring presence, as Michael explores a familiar place in its unfamiliar night-time guise. And it is the close bond between father and son that is at the heart of this gentle tale.
Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 23, 2015.
Every now and then a book reaches our library that is just so very special it makes me gasp out loud. Finding Monkey Moon is the perfect book for a young child. It has a story young children will relate to, a moment of tension and a warm affirming resolution all captured through stunning illustrations.
Momo time to read, August 9, 2015.
The illustrations are superb and compliment the poetic text, filling the story with atmosphere and perspective.
Bright star bedtime stories, 2015
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