Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be the moon?
“I wish I were the moon,” says the speaker in this timeless bedtime story, “so that I could shine on you.” The moon shines to guide a journey home, glistens beautifully on icy snow, and wishes peace and safety for travelers, friends and troubled hearts.
Milan Pavlovic’s dreamy watercolor illustrations complement this sweet story from Patricia and Guy Storms. Children and the adults who read to them will be delighted as moon wishes reach over icebergs, into towns, through forests and under the sea.
Patricia Storms is a writer and illustrator with over twenty years’ experience. Her work has been featured in Chirp and KNOW magazines. Her previous books include Never Let You Go, which she wrote and illustrated, By the Time You Read This … written by Jennifer Lanthier and If You’re Thankful and You Know It written by Chrissy Bozik.
Guy Storms works for the Toronto Public Library.
Milan Pavlovic lives in Toronto with his family. When he is not illustrating picture books, drawing or playing the ukulele, he is teaching visual communication and illustration at OCAD University and Seneca College. His other books include Moon Wishes by Guy and Patricia Storms, Seamus’s Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman (“The illustrations, in rich watercolor and colored pencil, are elegantly patterned —School Library Journal, starred review) and The Snuggly by Glen Huser.
Praise for Moon Wishes:
“There are rarely more than a dozen words on each page, but Pavlovic’s spreads slow down the reading experience with mixed-media artwork that dances like the northern lights, each colour blurring and rippling into the next. . . . Moon Wishes embodies complete calm in its textual and visual lyricism.” — Quill & Quire
“A soothing, comforting lunar lullaby calibrated for bedtime sharing.” — Kirkus Reviews
Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms:
“Wry humour imbues both text and art, ably displaying the parent’s unremitting connection to the child alongside [the] recognition that the youngster must be allowed room to grow.” — Quill & Quire
The Pirate and the Penguin by Patricia Storms:
“This one will hit many a funny bone in old and young alike.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Visual humor abounds in this oddball tale of two misfits who resolve their discontent by trading places.” — Publishers Weekly