It’s giveaway time! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Mooncat and Me by debut author and illustrator, Lydia Corry. I knew as soon as I heard about this book that my little girl would love it. She loves looking at the moon at night, so what could be better than facing the big scary world with a ginormous fluffy mooncat?
The opening spread tells us everything we need to know about imaginative, strawberry-ice-cream loving, Pearl.
There is so much variety in Lydia’s artwork. My little girl loved this night time scene at the beginning, where the moonlight shines down on the city cars as Pearl gazes up at the moon.
Pearl is feeling nervous about starting a new school, having recently moved to a strange and empty flat. But then a giant white cat appears at her window – which reminded me of The Tiger Who Came to Tea!
With the help of her new friend, Mooncat, Pearl begins to explore the city and find her confidence. There is so much joy in Lydia’s illustrations of Pearl and Mooncat.
In one of our favourite spreads, Lydia has captured that first day school nerves and forming friendships. My daughter loved the rainbow coat pegs. Mooncat is in the background, as Mavis steps-up to say hello. No detail has been forgotten – we even find out her favourite ice-cream! How will Pearl get on at school and what will happen to Mooncat? This reassuring picture book has the purrrrfect ending!
This beautifully illustrated, quirky picture book on childhood anxiety felt like a fresh take on Judith Kerr’s much-loved classic, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Mooncat and Me is the purrfect picture book to share with children who are feeling anxious about starting school in September.
Published by Two Hoots, 24 June 2021
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I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.