Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School, homework, music lessons, sports, and the next day it begins again. "Moon always did it all," the story reads. "But she wondered what it would be like not to.... Can you learn to be wild?" Then, one night, she meets a wolf. The wolf takes Moon deep into the dark, fantastical forest and there she learns to howl, how to hide, how to be still, and how to find the wildness she's been dreaming of. And in that, she learns what it's like to be free.
For the overscheduled generation, this simply worded and stunningly illustrated story by the artist of the BabyLit books reveals the joy to be found in play, nature, and, most of all, embracing the wild in us all, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.
"Simple and charming, this story reminds readers that time spent on unstructured play, on meditation, or out in nature is never wasted. Rather, these events refresh us all so that we can tackle our daily 'Stuff to Do' lists. The bold, collage-style illustrations will mesmerize children. Especially striking is the contrast between the night-darkened forest and lavender-skinned Moon, attired in a white dress, frolicking joyfully with white-gray wolves. An upbeat and howling-good read-aloud, perfect for one-on-one and storytime sharing." — Sara White, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Apr 17, 2018|