Monday, August 24, 2015

CANDLEWICK PRESS Presents, MOUSE'S FIRST NIGHT AT MOONLIGHT SCHOOL by Simon Puttock, illustrated by Ali Pye


It's Mouse's first night at Miss Moon's Moonlight School but she is shy, too shy to even say hello. Luckily, with help from Miss Moon and her new friends Bat, Cat, and Owl, a game of hide-and-seek makes Mouse feel right at home. 

 published by Candlewick Press/NOSYCROW 
isbn-10/isbn-13: 0763676071 / 9780763676070 
published: 06/2015 
type/format: Picture Books / Hardback 
age range: 3 yrs - 7 yrs # of pages: 32 
 grade range: Preschool - Grade 2 
 Purchase on: Amazon, B&N, IndieBound 
subjects: Animals, School & Education 

About Author 
 Simon Puttock has written several children’s books, among them a winner of a Scottish Children’s Book Award. He has lived in New Zealand, Trinidad, Australia, England, and Barbados. Now he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

 About Illustrator 
 Ali Pye has wanted to be an illustrator ever since she was little, when she drew stories and stuck the pages together to make little books. But it took her a few years and a stint as a copy editor before she started drawing professionally in 2010. She lives in London.

My Thoughts

School was ready to start, but when Miss Moon called the role Mouse did not answer.  Everyone looked around and did not see Mouse. Where was Mouse? Surely she would not miss the first night of Moonlight School.

Can  you spy Mouse on the book cover?  She is quite small and very quiet.  

If you want to know what happens on the first night of Moonlight School you will need to read the book.

We know some children are shy and have a hard time being in a new place with strangers. Mouse is one of those children. This sweet story is a lesson in overcoming fears, making new friends, along with obeying your parents, who often say, "Always be polite and follow the rules".

I found the illustrations depict the dark night and moon with many of it's nocturnal creatures in a way children can get a perfect image in their minds of the story that is being told.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Candlewick Press/NosyCrow for an honest review.  I was in now way compensated for this review. 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this book :)

    Hopping over from the kid lit blog hop.


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