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 Boy and the blue moon
 Author: O'Leary, Sara

 Publisher:  Holt (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 688184 ISBN: 9781627797740
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Human-animal relationship -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Imagination -- Fiction
 Boys -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Moon -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

When there's a blue moon, magical things can happen and in this enchanting picture book about a boy and his cat, they do.

 Illustrator: Crowley, Ashley

   School Library Journal (00/02/18)

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School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—The blue moon casts a mystical light one night, so a boy and his cat decide to go for a walk. Magical things occur as the two walk along: bluebells ring out a tune, a lake appears out of nowhere, and a sudden trip to the moon turns out to be everything the child could wish for. The decor of the boy's bedroom reveals his fascination with all things lunar, including a telescope, a poster of a man walking on the moon's surface, and the orange jumper the youngster was wearing while visiting the earth's satellite. Mixed media illustrations use a variety of materials such as gouache, graphite sticks, and colored pencils to create pictures in various shades of blue with white and a bit of bright red and orange included. VERDICT A magical adventure or a dream—listeners to the tale can decide for themselves. A fun and appealing bedtime choice.—Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek Public Library WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 02/01/2018 An imaginative boy and his cat embark on a dreamy journey in this atmospheric picture book about a special celestial event: “On the night of the blue moon, anything can happen.” Under a pale, glowing moon dominating the night, the boy and cat set out on a familiar path through the woods, but the unusual light from the sky transforms the landscape. New paths appear, which lead them to a lake; and after wishing hard enough, they’re lifted from their rowboat to the surface of the moon, where they marvel at the planet below, awash in blue. In Crowley’s scratchy artwork, the variety of textures gives the illustrations a pleasing tactile quality. Meanwhile, the cool palette—a panoply of blue hues, highlighted with luminous white, shadowy black, and pops of bold red—echoes the quiet, poetic tone of the text. Although this doesn’t quite break new ground, the evocative artwork and cozy wind-down message nevertheless make this a good choice for bedtime reading. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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