Continuing in our theme of “night” with this beauty.
Britta Teckentrup’s books are quietly beautiful and thoughtful works of art. She crafts worlds full of wonder and beauty that deliver a much-needed dose of magic before bedtime and leave a long-lasting impression well into dream world. Her latest book that brings children closer to nature is Moon: Night-Time Around the World, a collaboration with author Patricia Hegarty. Its pages with clever cut-outs show the waxing and waning moon in its different phases, shining over different animals all over the world—puffins shivering in the snowy Northern light skies, birds flying south to warmer climate, giraffes resting in cool grasslands. Patricia’s rhyming words, with their charming cadence, flow in and out of Britta’s otherworldly nocturnal scenes with a lovely ease and serenity.
Moon: Night-Time Around the World, was written by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup and published by Little Tiger Kids. The US edition, entitled Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book will be published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers on February 20, 2018.