The Moon Is a Ball
Stories of Panda & Squirrel
Join Panda and Squirrel in nine funny, wise and thoughtful stories about the meaning of friendship by two world greats of children’s literature. Perfect for emerging readers.
Panda and Squirrel have an unbreakable friendship. They can’t live without each other and do everything together: lie on the rocks to look at the moon, take walks, play games. One of their journeys lasts for only two steps, another day they discover a newly hatched duckling. Sometimes they argue but they always make up again. This is a friendship for any day: roaring, quiet, grumbling, snoring…always.
This beautiful hardback storybook, with full-color illustrations throughout, features down-to-earth and warm-hearted friendship stories that reach straight from the soul of one six-year-old to another. Perfect for emerging readers or for reading aloud together, it’s a book to read again and again.
Written by Ed Franck, one of Belgium’s most important and innovative children’s writers, and illustrated by Thé Tjong-Khing, a world-leading illustrator for children, whose many accolades include nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Translated from the Dutch edition by David Colmer.
Praise for The Moon is a Ball
978-1-77657-493-3On pre-order until 04/04/2023
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|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||80|
“[An] upbeat, curiosity-inducing early reader.”—Foreword Reviews
“[T]he tales, translated from Dutch, are enjoyable and will hold readers’ attention. Low-key friends and not-too-dramatic adventures can be enough sometimes.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Ed Franck
Ed Franck is one of Belgium's most important and innovative children's writers. He writes for all ages and in all genres: from songs for toddlers to YA novels, detective stories, and poetry. He has twice won the prestigious Cultuurprijs of the Flemish Community for Youth Literature.
Illustrator: Thé Tjong-Khing
Thé Tjong-Khing was born in Indonesia and moved to the Netherlands as a young man, where he drew comics in the studio of a celebrated Dutch cartoonist. Now a world-leading illustrator for children, he has received many prizes including the Max Velthuijs Prize for his life's work in 2010 and nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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The Moon Is a Ball
Join Panda and Squirrel in nine funny, wise and thoughtful stories about the meaning of friendship by two world greats of children’s literature. Perfect for emerging readers. Panda and Squirrel have an unbreakable friendship. They can’t live without each… View available downloads →