Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Dispatched from the US -- Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Former Library books. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Regards to the Man in the Moon (Reading rainbow book) Paperback – 1 Jul 1987

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
£27.12 £0.16

Four for £10 on Sticker & Activity Books
Add four selected titles to your basket and checkout to receive your discount. Shop now
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

Product Description

About the Author

Ezra Jack Keats (1916 1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author ofThe Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Dayhas come to be regarded as both a children s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter the star ofThe Snowy Day," "Whistle for Willie," "Peter's Chair," "A Letter to Amy," "Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9396ae7c) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x937ddedc) out of 5 stars Regards to the Man in the Moon 21 Jan. 2002
By V. Charbonneau - Published on
Format: Paperback
Louie is upset that his friends call his father "the junkman." But his father explains to him that all it takes is a little imagination to transform "junk". So with the help of his parents, Louie builds the spaceship Imagination I. The next morning, he and his friend Susie blast off into the wide expanses of space. At first they are a bit afraid, but that changes when they see wondrous things and discover new worlds. A mini adventure occurs when Ziggie and Ruthie---who have followed the two into space---run out of imagination and get stuck. This book introduces children to the mystery and beauty of outerspace. Keats' illustrations done with a combination of paint and collage are truly fantastic. However, I find that most importantly "Regards to the Man in the Moon" teaches children to let their imagination soar and transport them places they've never been, and where they can be anyone and do anything.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96112fe4) out of 5 stars Awesome for the Imagination 29 Dec. 2006
By James D. Nichol - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book for a few reasons and not just that Ezra Jack Keats wrote it. First, it addresses an important issue; that no matter what you look like, how you dress or how much money you don't have your friends are the ones who are true to you. In addition, your popularity can change within a few hours. Second, this story is great because it has inspired my kids to believe in the power of their dreams. My kids love this book; it really seems to fuel their imagination.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93d6e498) out of 5 stars I don't like this one as much as Keats' other books 15 Nov. 2009
By Ulyyf - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Ezra Jack Keats is a classic picture book author. Your library isn't complete without at least a few of his books.

This one is less well-known, I think, than some of the others such as The Snowy Day... and I'm not very surprised.

The story itself is great. A kid is teased for his father owning a junkyard, and his parents help him use the junk to build a pretend spaceship... so he and some of the other kids pretend to travel through space, and the story is built up with what they pretend to see. Great!

Except I found it a little moralizing. Louie talks actively about "using our imagination" and "don't you have any imagination" and "they thought they ran out of imagination", and we're explicitly told that the two kids who "ran out of imagination" found themselves unable to move in their make-believe world (probably because they weren't really moving, but let's not go there). I don't hear children speaking like this in real life. It sounds more like teacher-talk than like child-talk to me - children are more likely to say "let's pretend" or "let's make like" - or to even just go ahead and *do* it. And if they can't come up with something, they say that or let somebody else make things up instead of bemoaning their lack of imagination.

It's still a good book, and a good addition to your library, but I prefer The Pet Show or Whistle for Willie instead.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93f55a74) out of 5 stars Spark the Imagination of a Child 28 Jan. 2012
By Nancy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
"All a person needs is some imagination, and a little of that stuff can take you out of this world"

Louie is embarrassed because his friends call him the junkman, so when he tells his dad, both his parents get to work showing Louie and his friends that junk is only in the eye of the beholder.

Louie had no idea that you could build a space explorer with the things in his backyard, but his parent understood and that set Louie on a day of adventure.

"It's not Voyager 3, it is Imagination 1"

Sometimes you just need the love of a parent and the faith of good friends to help you open your mind and imagine. Most importantly, if you become scared and run out of imagination, hitch your ship to a friend, and they will help you along.
HASH(0x94c8da8c) out of 5 stars Made a fan out of me 18 July 2012
By Surai Thaneemit - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I had about given up on children's books, they were too commercial or boring. I was just going to let my children read whatever her teachers told her read. Even the recommended reading lists at several nearby libraries were off and the award winners were miss or hit.

This book changed my mind! There are treasures out there.... you just have to dig through the mundane to find it!

From first to last, this book is enjoyable to adults and to children. It's my favorite children's book so far.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know