Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: k to 2
- Reading age: 4 to 7
In this timeless bedtime story, the moon’s luminous, watchful presence inspires wishes of hope and love, with dreamy watercolour illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Milan Pavlović.
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 Pavlović’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.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
About the authors
Patricia Storms est une auteure-illustratrice de livres pour enfants reconnue. Elle a reçu de nombreuses récompenses. Elle a notamment illustré Les 13 fantômes de l’Halloween et Le labo sous zéro. Patricia vit à Toronto.
Patricia Storms is a Toronto-based illustrator who has created editorial illustrations, greeting cards, and comic strips. Most recently, she has illustrated 13 Ghosts of Halloween (Les 13 fantômes de l'Halloween) and Snowy Science (Le labo sous zéro). She has worked on magazine covers for Chirp and the science-based magazine for kids, Know.
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 many other books include Son of Happy by Cary Fagan, The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Anne Renaud, 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.
There are rarely more than a dozen words on each page, but Pavlović’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 and Quire
A soothing, comforting lunar lullaby calibrated for bedtime sharing.
With its meaningful intentions and luminous illustrations, Moon Wishes will certainly hush children to sleep knowing that the moon is watching over all and wishing only goodness.
CanLit for Little Canadians
Other titles by Patricia Storms
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The Ghosts Go Spooking (Board Book)
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An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups
Snowy Science: 25 Cool Experiments
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