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Willoughby & the moon

by Foley, Greg E., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E FOL
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Every night, the moon outside Willoughby's window gets smaller, and smaller, and smaller . . . until one night it disappears!

But Willoughby isn't afraid of the dark. Not really. He just wants to know where the moon went.

When he finds it in the most surprising place, he sets off on a magical adventure and meets a new friend who seems to be scared of lots of things--moon buggy rides, space pods, big rocks. . . . But it's Willoughby who has to overcome his own biggest fear in order to help his friend.

A "stunning" (School Library Journal) and "luminous" (Booklist) picture book.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Foley's follow-up to Willoughby & the Lion (2009) is every bit as luminous and that's meant literally. With blacks so absolute they shine, and silvers so shimmering they practically act as mirrors, the book is a visual dazzler. Willoughby wonders where the waning moon has gone to before discovering it inside of his closet, along with a giant snail that has lost his ball. Much of the book's charm is that none of this weirdness is explained, and soon Willoughby is racing all over the moon on a search that ends in a serious game of snail-ball. Bizarre, idiosyncratic, and sure to be adored by the right kind of kid.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Willoughby, who's afraid of the dark, discovers the moon in his closet one night, along with a giant snail that is searching for a lost silver ball. The snail is scared, so Willoughby takes charge, searching for the ball via moon buggy and a space pod ("Heights are no big deal," he says). Foley trades the gold metallic highlights of Willoughby and the Lion for silver in this outing, which just hints at an otherworldly possibility of danger (which is never to be found). When the snail searches for the ball in a cave, it's Willoughby's turn to be afraid, but the reward for his bravery is a freestyle ball game with the snail's friends. Foley's stylized dreamscape offers the comforting illumination of a sleek nightlight. Ages 4-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fear -- Juvenile fiction.
Snails -- Juvenile fiction.
Fear -- Fiction.
Snails -- Fiction.
Picture books.
Moon -- Juvenile fiction.
Moon -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Balzer & Bray,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience 004-007.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780061547539
9780061547546 (lib. bdg.)
0061547549 (lib. bdg.)
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