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/
How to draw a Rabbit…
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What gorgeous illustrations and a sweet story! This is a perfect Lunar New Year read!
Thank you Pat. Ha, I didn’t even think of it being Lunar year when I posted it.
How sweet. A perfect bedtime story.
Thank you Darlene, yes it is a quiet sweet story.
Love the dream-like quality of the illustrations! This does sound like a perfect choice for bedtime.
Thank you Gabi, so nice to see you here. Yes it is perfect for bedtime reading.
This book looks lovely! I love the illustrations and the concept! Perfect stimulation for some wonderful dreams.
Thank you Jilanne, yes I was thinking the same thing – of drifting off in dream-land after a read like this. 😉
Those illustrations are delightful. I’m looking forward to finding this book. Thanks Diane for a a great #PPBF choice.
Thank you Maria for your kind comments. Hope you find it.
This looks like a sweet book with a lovely story and beautiful illustrations. Thank you for sharing, Diane.
You’re very welcome Pamela. Thanks for stopping by to comment.