Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – I Took the Moon for a Walk (Board Book)

Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – I Took the Moon for a Walk (Board Book)


Product Code: BF040

Age: 3y+

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Barefoot Books – I Took the Moon for a Walk (Board Book)

Embark on a dreamy, night-time jaunt with a young boy and the moon. Overcoming a fear of the dark and discovering the world at night lives at the heart of this poetic tale. Includes notes about the moon and plants and animals that thrive in the night.


‘I Took the Moon for a Walk is ideal for shared reading, or sampling the pleasures of verse and imaginative language in the classroom, at key stage 1. In a magical adventure, a little boy walks across a rural landscape, the moon beside him, with neighbourhood dogs supplying a choir. Moon’s-eye, and worm’s-eye perspectives free the viewer to roll, bowl, rise, fall and float effortlessly with the main participants. Surreal and serene, the distinctive illustrations have a folk art quality, with the medium creating crackle-glazed surfaces and sensuous colour. The book includes a reference section about the moon, nocturnal animals and flowers.’ – Times Educational Supplement

‘When the day has ended and everyone else has gone to sleep, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure, accompanied by his friend, the Moon. Their unusual walk is described in lyrical verse and at the end of the poem, readers can discover all kinds of facts about the passage of the moon through the sky and its influence on our lives.’ – Junior Education

‘A magical midnight adventure with the moon for company, featuring beautiful pictures and lyrical verse.’ – PTA magazine

Board book: 32 pages

ISBN: 9781846862007

Dimensions: 22.2 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm

Written by: Carolyn Curtis

Illustrated by: Alison Jay

About the author: 

Carolyn Curtis has previously worked at an animal hospital, as a nanny and most recently as a member services coordinator at a non-profit parenting organisation. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a BS in Mass Communication, and her writing is inspired in part by the many children she has been fortunate to know. Carolyn loves nature, children, animals, reading and music. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.

About the illustrator: 

Alison Jay lives and works in London, England. A graduate in illustration from the London College of Printing, Alison has been illustrating children’s books for ten years. To create her unique style, she uses alkyd oil paint on paper with a crackling varnish, which gives her illustrations an antique, nostalgic quality.