This week I have a perfect bedtime read for your little ones. Jemima Sharpe’s Mr Moon Wakes Up has a mythical, dreamlike quality that is coupled with lovely, soothing illustrations and will help to lull many a toddler into dreamland.
Our protagonist is a little frustrated by the fact that his pet (not 100% sure if it’s a dog, cat or rabbit but I believe that to be intentional and adds to the charm) is continually sleepy and a little boring until one night when he reveals his nocturnal magic and takes the child on a moonlit adventure in a beautiful garden, accessed via some pretty impressive magic wallpaper.
The colour hue of predominantly green shades is so relaxing and the traditional line drawings are stunning. The illustrations are also really detailed and Caterpillar really enjoyed looking closely and spotting all the different characters and activities going on.
I’ll admit I’m not usually a fan of this kind of slightly abstract prose but the illustrations and whimsical feel of this picture book intrigued me and captivated my son.
To get your hands on a copy, please visit Child’s Play Books and check out Jemima Sharpe on Twitter and Instagram.
15 comments on “Book Review: Mr Moon Wakes Up by Jemima Sharpe”
I’ve not heard of this before but it looks interesting, we love books in our house so might have to check it out. #KCACOLS
Oh I love the greens in the book and I can see that it would be a really relaxing book to read so perfect for bedtime reading 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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Those illustrations look gorgeous! I haven’t seen that book. Thanks for recommending. #KCACOLS.
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I like how the illustrations aren’t your typical bright colours! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe
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I love the look of the illustrations in this book, it sounds just magical.
It is difficult to see just what the animal is! I absolutely love these illustrations 🙂
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Those illustrations are beautiful! This looks like a very soothing book for bedtime. #readwithme
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This looks like such a cute night time book. I will have to keep a look out for it#KCACOLS
I hadn’t heard of this book but it sounds lovely. I’m not sure my 7 year old would enjoy it these days though, I’ll keep it in mind for any younger readers though, thanks for the recommendation. 🙂
Those illustrations are beautiful and it sounds like a lovely story too. I’ll keep my eye open for it #kcacols
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This looks like a lovely book and a perfect one to include in our #366booksin366days reading challenge 🙂 #KLTR
Oooh, I will have to check that out xx
The illustrations look lovely and it sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for sharing. I guess it’s hard to tell if the pet is a dog or cat etc. Adds to the mystery. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR
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The illustrations look lovely I will have a look for this book at the library. Thanks for linking up to #kltr
What a magical looking book! And beautifully inspiring illustrations too. #kltr