Favourite books: I Took the Moon for a Walk
16 June 2008Add to My Folder
Get swept up in the lyrical text and fragile illustrations of I Took the Moon for a Walk
For me, the picture book I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis, illustrated by Alison Jay (Barefoot Books, ISBN 1841488038) has all the mystery and enchantment that the title suggests. As a child, I remember the wonder of looking at a full moon, trying to see its face, and being intrigued by the way it seemed to follow me around. Now a poet, I love the rhyming text the book is written in, because part of the beauty of poetry is its role in being able to say so much in so few words. The story is also beautifully illustrated.
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