“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Luna and the Moon Rabbit

Written and Illustrated by:   Camille Whitcher

Published by:    Scribblers; Illustrated edition (August 7, 2018)

Ages:    3 years and up.

Theme:   friendship, imagination, bedtime

Opening Lines:   Luna was sitting with her Grandma gazing up at the bright shining Moon.

Synopsis:   (on the back of the book) Inspired by Asian folklore, this is the magical tale of a young girl called Luna who befriends the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon and goes with it on a soothing, dreamlike adventure.  Perfect for bedtime reading.

Why I like this:  This is a beautiful whimsical dream-like read, ideal for bedtime reading.  Little Luna is told by her Grandmother of the large white rabbit in the moon and that if she leaves a rice cake out he may visit her.  I loved how when she fell asleep the rabbit appeared and took Luna on a magical adventure in the nearby woods.  The soothing illustrations are all set in wispy greys of night-time. The pink rabbit onesie complete with rabbit ears and pompom tail she wears is very cute. The rabbit never speaks but understood and cares for Luna.

This book is the winner of the inaugural Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize, a competition held by the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and Salariya Book Company

Resources/Findings:    This is the author/illustrator’s website…  https://www.camillewhitcher.co.uk/

Illustrations…  https://www.instagram.com/milly_of_bunston/?hl=en

How to draw a Rabbit…



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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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12 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  1. What gorgeous illustrations and a sweet story! This is a perfect Lunar New Year read!

  2. Darlene says:

    How sweet. A perfect bedtime story.

  3. Gabi Snyder says:

    Love the dream-like quality of the illustrations! This does sound like a perfect choice for bedtime.

  4. This book looks lovely! I love the illustrations and the concept! Perfect stimulation for some wonderful dreams.

  5. Those illustrations are delightful. I’m looking forward to finding this book. Thanks Diane for a a great #PPBF choice.

  6. Thank you Maria for your kind comments. Hope you find it.

  7. Pamela Harrison says:

    This looks like a sweet book with a lovely story and beautiful illustrations. Thank you for sharing, Diane.

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