I Took the Moon for a Walk

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Carolyn Curtis
Illustrator: Alison Jay
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9781841486116
Pages: 30

A little boy is joined by the moon as they take a walk across the town, through the park, and over the bridge. They see many nocturnal animals and enjoy the beauty of nighttime before heading home and settling down to sleep.

I Took the Moon for a Walk is a beautiful bedtime read with elements of magical realism. The illustrator uses oil paint with a crackling varnish to create a rustic French-inspired style that emphasizes the fantastic elements of the narrative. Children will love the rhyming text and spotting all of the animals that the moon and boy see on their walk. The book also includes some interesting facts on moon phases and nocturnal animals once the story concludes.