"Told in rhythmic prose that almost purrs when read aloud‚ this black cat′s story enchants with a perfect blend of art and text."
School Library Journal
"A soothing‚ ghoul−free‚ utterly non creepy Halloween book."
Ages: 2 − 5
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.
Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.
Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at www.melissasweet.net.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat proves to be a delightful Halloween book for children. In this story, a black cat named Moonlight wanders around exploring on Halloween night. While this is a Halloween book, it will not frighten children at all. With that said, I did not really feel like the plot went anywhere and it was almost too simple. I did, however, think the illustrations were wonderful. The color was very vivid and looked like it was done with watercolor. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I tend to favor books on this subject. I recommend this book for younger children because I do not think it would keep the interest of older children.
Short, simple, and of course Cynthia Rylant has a beautiful way with words. This is a good one for beginning readers, it is not scary, and the illustrations are very nice.
For the crowd who loves Halloween for the costumes and the candy, and not the scares and the screams. Cute illustrations, fun to read to one child or to a group of kids.