And If the Moon Could Talk

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Mar 18, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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It is night. Inside a house, a child is getting ready for bed. A hall light is switched on, toys and animals are settled in their places. Papa reads a story, Mama comes in to say good night, dreams wait to enter sleep...And if the moon could talk, it would tell of the many different nighttime activities that it sees from its vantage point, outside the house and high, high above.

In this tranquil, evocative picture book, text and pictures illuminate interior and exterior nighttime scenes, showing us what the moon might see-and say, if it could talk.  And If the Moon Could Talk is the winner of the 1998 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This was my favorite book by Kate Banks. The reoccuring scaffold and the strong use of literary devices sets this book apart from most that are on the market today. It was wonderful. Simple and wonderful. Read full review

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User Review  - dangerlibearian - LibraryThing

If the moon could talk it would tell you all it saw in the night, the desert, lions, an ocean. Paralleled with a little girl going to sleep and her routine, in the end the moon sees the little girl sleeping. Very bright bold illustrations, very poetic. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Author Kate Banks and illustrator Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several books, including The Cat Who Walked Across France, Baboon, Close Your Eyes and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Banks lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Hallensleben lives in Paris.

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