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Hello, Moon!

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Join a boy and the moon in a fun good night story!

In this perfect read-aloud story, a little boy warms up to the moon at bedtime. They have a sweet rapport, with the boy talking to the moon as if it were any other potential new friend.

The boy asks the moon if it enjoys some of his favorite activities--and they share in some, like pretending to be pirates, together. But the
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Orchard Books
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Edward Sullivan
Aug 13, 2014 Edward Sullivan rated it it was ok
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Inquisitive child interrogates moon.
Jessica Gilligan
Oct 02, 2014 Jessica Gilligan rated it liked it
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Simon, Francesca. (2013). Hello, Moon! Great Britain: Orion Children's Books.
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Hello, Moon! by Francesca Simon and Ben Cort, is a bedtime book in which a boy asks the moon many fascinating questions as he's trying to fall asleep. The boy and the moon plunge into his imagination as he asks and answers his own questions, and the pages are richly illustrated with their adventures. In fact, the illustrations are the only thing that makes this book worth checking out because the text d
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Vicki
Dec 06, 2014 Vicki rated it it was ok
I don't think the boy in this book, asking questions to the moon really desires an answer from the moon. This book will share new vocabulary and has nice illustrations, but don't think I'll be sharing this with any youngsters at Storytime.
Lauren Cody
Nov 18, 2016 Lauren Cody rated it it was amazing
Hello Moon! by Francesca Simon is a fantasy book that highlights a young boy asking the moon all these question about having friends, what the moon can see, and what the moon likes. Eventually both the boy and moon fall asleep. This book is appropriate for children ages of Pre-K to first grade. This book allows children to use their imagination when listening and reading the story. The guided reading level is a level J. This book is a great bed time story.

Tammy
Oct 16, 2014 Tammy rated it really liked it
A young boy gets lonely at bedtime and ends up having a one-sided conversation with the moon. Questions reflect the interests of many young children: favorite foods, animals and interests. A comforting story to read to children who may be afraid to sleep by themselves at night. Every two page spread is filled with different bold colors. Animal and human faces look eerily similar. Coloring and shading on the young boy reflects the moon’s brightness and warmth. Great read-aloud book for story time ...more
Barbara
Late at night, a boy finds companionship and strikes up a one-sided conversation with the moon. It turns out they have quite a lot in common, and having each other around keeps both from feeling too lonely. The accompanying acrylic illustrations make it clear that this is one boy just full of questions and an irrepressible curiosity. I like how both the moon and the boy can settle down for a restful sleep after their chat.
Becky
Feb 23, 2014 Becky rated it liked it
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A curious but lonely little boy has a conversation with the moon in Francesca Simon's latest book, Hello, Moon! I enjoyed the illustrations and the story. I thought it was very creative and playful. I think it's a bit unusual for a bedtime story, which, could be a very good thing depending on if your child connects with the book. After all, there are only so many times you can enjoy reading stories about sleepy bunnies and lambs.
RC
Jul 07, 2015 RC rated it really liked it
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Hello, Moon is a sweet goodnight story about a young boy and his conversation with the moon - one that sounds like he is talking to a new friend. The boy asks the moon what he likes to do and the boy tells him about his favorite food and things to do. Then the boy starts asking bigger questions - like can the moon see the whole world and how many friends he has. A great bedtime read!
Heydi Smith
Jun 26, 2014 Heydi Smith rated it did not like it
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I just didn't warm up to this book. It's just full of cold questions that can't be answered by a mass orbiting our earth. I think it would have been a much better book if after several questions the moon replied.
Mary
This book is cute - it's about a little boy who is lonely at night and starts befriending the moon. It's simple and short - good for an ECE level audience. There isn't a tremendous amount of substance, but the pictures are lovely!
Elisabeth
Jun 24, 2014 Elisabeth rated it liked it
PERFECT LENGTH! Attn: Long-winded picture book authors who have a clever idea but unfortunately don't know how to let go of a good thing and tend go on and on with *too much* clever - take note of this one!
J. Jefferson
Feb 13, 2015 J. Jefferson rated it liked it
Nice illustrations and a story of a child with an incredible imagination and imaginary friend (the moon).
Kelly
Oct 06, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A wonderful book about a little boy and his conversation with the moon. The little boy engages the moon in many questions and ends the conversation with a cute reassurance.
Kelsey
Mar 08, 2015 Kelsey rated it it was ok
Age: Infant

A little boy barrages the moon with self-centered questions, wondering if the moon does the same things as him. Kids might like it but it's rather trite.
Katy
Jul 30, 2014 Katy rated it it was ok
A young boy asks the moon a series of questions that start small and widen in perspective. Awkward.
Brenda Kahn
Jun 05, 2014 Brenda Kahn rated it liked it
A little boy who's having trouble falling asleep peppers the moon with getting-to-know you questions. The cheerful illustrations beguile.
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Rachel
Jun 11, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Great kid point of view, makes a great bedtime story.
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Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where she specialised in Medieval Studies. How this prepared her to write children’s books she cannot imagine, but it did give her a thorough grounding in alliteration.

She then threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sun
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