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A little boy and his mother take a nighttime walk to search for the moon in this gentle, keenly observed bedtime book that's sure to appeal to fans of Kevin Henkes's Kitten's First Full Moon and young children who find the moon fascinating.Soothing text and hip, colorful collage style illustrations create a nighttime story that follows a little boy and his Mama as they walk around their neighborhood looking for the moon. As the elusive moon plays peek-a-boo behind buildings and clouds, the little boy asks simple questions about it, and his Mama patiently answers every one. When finally the moon appears - bright and white and round and glowing - the mama and her boy stop and wait for it to disappear again. The moonlit walk continues until the boy yawns and Mama lifts him into her arms and whispers, "it is time for bed.

About the Author

Rachael Cole

Rachael Cole is a children's book writer, illustrator and surface designer. She is also the art director for Schwartz & Wade Books, a children's book division within Random House Children's Books, and is part of Ladies Drawing Night, now a book co-authored with illustrators Leah Goren and Julia Rothman.

Rachael lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with her husband and moon loving son. They enjoy taking evening walks to see the moon, which is where the idea for CITY MOON germinated. Rachael and her son also currently love to learn about scientific topics like; where does the wind come from?

Rachael is an active member of the illustration community, having served on the board of ICON7 - The Illustration Conference, the American Illustration and Society of Illustrators juries, and has taught courses in Children's Book illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

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