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A gorgeous board book edition of Alison Lester's timeless and much-loved picture book, Kissed by the Moon.

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From Australia's favourite picture-book creator Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure. Now in a gorgeous board book edition.

Reviews

What a magical, perfect picture book. Alison Lester has done it again and this must be her most tender and lyrical. Part poem, part lullaby it celebrates the natural world and a growing baby’s place in it. Her artwork is deceptively simple; clear colours and clean outlines create seemingly ‘flat’ children and animals who are alive and self assured in their inherited natural world. Beaches, farms, bushland, family homes and gardens are all the rightful habitats of Lester’s children and Kissed by the Moon tells the story of a loved baby learning to belong. From the rich, grey-blue endpapers of quiet trees by a night lake, to the gentle, moonlit sleeping babies on the first and last pages and each of the lovingly detailed pictures of the baby’s year throughout, everything is so right. I don’t know how else to express the wonder of it. But I defy anyone to pick up this book and try not to think of a baby to whom it should be given – every baby’s life will be enriched by it.

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Formats & editions

  • Board Book

    9780143789758

    September 3, 2018

    Picture Puffin

    28 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9780670076758

    September 25, 2013

    Viking

    28 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743480984

    October 23, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • iBooks
    • Google Play EBook AU
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks

Awards and Recognition

  • Indie Award
    2014
    Winner
    Children's
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Younger Children
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Early Childhood
  • Environment Award for Children's Literature
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Picture Fiction
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Children's Fiction
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Birth to 3 Years
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Notable Book
    Early Childhood
  • Melbourne Prize for Literature
    2018
    Winner
    Alison Lester

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