by Alison Oliver


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For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy found in wildness, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School, homework, music lessons, sports, and the next day it begins again. She wonders if things could be different. Then, one night, she meets a wolf.

The wolf takes Moon deep into the dark, fantastical forest and there she learns to howl, how to hide, how to be still, and how to be wild. And in that, she learns what it’s like to be free.

This simply worded and stunningly illustrated story reveals the joy to be found in play, nature, and, most of all, embracing the wild in us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328781604
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 755,430
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Alison Oliver is the illustrator of the popular BabyLit board books, including  Jane Eyre and Moby Dick. Moon is the first book she has both written and illustrated. She lives and works in New York City, where she runs a design studio called Sugar. Visit her website at

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Moon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BooksDirect 5 months ago
Moon is busy living a regimented life full of schoolwork and after-school activities. “What would it be like to be free?” she wonders. One night, she meets a wolf who teaches her its wolfy ways. And Moon is changed forever. This is a delightful book about a girl searching for meaning in her life of drudgery. When she breaks free, she discovers the joys of play, nature, and even stillness, and sets about sharing her new wisdom with others. The gorgeous illustrations, also by the author, feature a palette of purple, blue, green, black, and white to simulate the night. An important message for both children and their parents. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post:
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
Wouldn’t we all like to disconnect from the world once in a while and connect to our wild side? To be free and just let go, to experience our wild side. Moon wondered what it would be like to be free. Free from doing what she was supposed to be doing. Free from her to do-lists. Free from responsibility. Moon tried looking inside her books on how to do this but she couldn’t find the answer. She went to her window to look outside, where she spotted a shooting star. Excited, she raced outside to view more of them but instead Moon ended up taking an adventure into the night. Riding upon a wolf, Moon learns how to be wild and free. She has finally found her wild side so when she returns home, she can take it with her. What a fun, entertaining way to show kids how to unwind. In a world where everyone is running around, where schedules are overloaded, this book is perfect.