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.
Praise for Moon
“Oliver’s picture book debut channels Where the Wild Things Are...” —The New York Times
"An upbeat and howling-good read-aloud, perfect for one-on-one and storytime sharing. Recommended for purchase." —School Library Journal
"An overscheduled kid gets a taste of the wild life of wolves and brings some of it back home. Convincingly and sweetly told, Moon's story is a striking authorial debut from illustrator Oliver." —Kirkus Reviews
"A paean to Where the Wild Things Are that reminds readers of the importance of play and of stillness in a busy world." —Booklist
"In her debut as author, Oliver handles her story’s pacing with skill, setting up just enough backstory to establish Moon’s frustration, then lavishing attention on her midnight encounter. Plenty of stories assure readers that nature is worth exploring; this one suggests that it has the power to change them." —Publishers Weekly
"When Moon hears her mother’s call to return home, she takes all she’s learned with her and shares her “wolfy ways” with her classmates. In an age of media saturation, overscheduled commitments and less time for play, Moon is a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. Moon reminds us all that sometimes the best use of time is simply doing nothing." —BookPage
"...text is sparse and powerful and Oliver's use of fully saturated yet gentle colors makes Moon's journey to internal quiet feel like a soothing, meditative experience. The reader is given friendly guidance via Moon's story, told it's okay to want to run and dance and play and howl. And who doesn't wonder what it would feel like to be free? Alison Oliver's Moon gives every reader a small taste of the answer." —Shelf Awareness