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I Took the Moon for a Walk Hardcover – 1 Jul 2005


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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841486116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841486116
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 22.1 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,470,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Ideal for shared reading...a magical adventure' Times Educational Supplement 'This gentle and bewitching night-time story is graced with beautifully nostalgic illustrations.' Venue

About the Author

Carolyn Curtis has previously worked as an attendant at an animal hospital, a nanny and most recently as a member services co-ordinator at a non-profit parenting organisation. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a BS in Mass Communication, and her writing is inspired by the many children she has spent time with. Carolyn loves nature, children, animals, reading and music. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two year-old son. Alison Jay lives and works in London. A graduate in illustration from the London College of Printing, Alison has been illustrating children's books for ten years. To create her unique style, she uses alkyd oil paint on paper with a crackling varnish, which gives her illustrations a unique, nostalgic quality. I Took the Moon for a Walk is Alison's first title for Barefoot Books. Her other picture books include ABC, A Child's First Picture Book (2003); A Ladder to the Stars (2003) and The Race (2002).

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mac on 11 Feb. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Very rarely do you come across a piece of children’s literature which is as exquisite as this. This simple yet highly imaginative tale relates the story of a little boy who takes his evening stroll hand-in-hand with the moon. Not only are the full-page illustrations delightful but they are accompanied by a few lines per page - just the right amount of text for little ones! More importantly, the story itself is composed of some of the most lyrical children’s poetry that I have come across. When combined, the pictures and verse create a gentle, whimsical tale that is perfect as the last story before lights out. My one year old adores it for the visuals and the rhythm whilst the older children love it for the beautiful imagery and delightful fantasy. This is children’s literature at its very best.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 17 Feb. 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book. I have many from the same line and my 20 month old son just loves them. This is the one he picks out on his own to read over and over. It's what I think a bed time story should be. We both love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lesley Harding on 17 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback
I first got this book from the library and my 17month old daughter loved it so much I have now bought it. It is a beautiful poem about a little boy walking through the night with the moon. The illustrations are wonderful, with lots of detail for toddlers to point out. It has really helped with my daughter's vocabulary.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ML on 5 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
lovely book with great pictures. my daughter loves this book and i enjoy reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Couttsie on 31 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
I wasn't immediately taken by this book in the library, but 20 month year old insisted, so home it came. Now I'm on-line to buy one of our own as the library book has gone back but she's still asking for the 'moon book', and I'm kind of missing it too, even though we read it 3 times a day for 3 weeks!
It really is lovely- an original, imaginative story, well written with superb art work. A great idea for a story- and it's even got moon/ night time facts and suggestions for making your own similar story for older kids at the back.
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In English this would be a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. However the Slovakian translation is poor - as if it was translated by a robot rather than a human being. I do wonder if the person who translated it is a Slovakian native speaker at all? The language is very unnatural - I actually ended up returning this book.
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By GummyBear on 17 April 2014
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Reading to my boisterous moon-obsessed toddler is no easy feat. He is constantly on the go, hardly stopping for most books unless they feature his favourite things. So I bought this book with the moon taking centre stage. This is one of the books he will sit still for, aided by the flowing rhythm of the poem. Although he can't speak many words yet, he has started to follow this soft rhythm by singing along as I read. At last, some progress!
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By J. Wickens on 3 Feb. 2014
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Wonderful artwork and a nice bedtime story. Highly recommended purchase. Great for younger kids and both ours love the book.
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