HOW TO BE ON THE MOON, by Viviane Schwarz, Candlewick Press


In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure — this time, to the moon.

It’s almost impossible to get to the moon. It’s out in space, which is dark and empty, and it’s very far away. If Anna and Crocodile are going to make it to the moon, they’ll need some special skills, like being able to do math and having a lot of patience. They’ll also need to build a rocket. Not to mention the sandwiches for the journey. Luckily, when Anna and Crocodile put their minds together, nothing can stand in their way. Full of the same cheerful charm that made How to Find Gold so endearing, Viviane Schwarz’s pitch-perfect text and wonderfully colorful illustrations launch this story off the page in a true celebration of curiosity and the magic of imaginative play.

Out June 2019

32 Pages Approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book is about imagination and being creative, having dreams and exploring them. The paragraphs are longer and words a bit harder. The use of dialogue is added. Topic material is more advanced, so this picture book would be for older children or those readers in this category who are more advanced.

I’m just not a fan of the illustrations. Although they are bright and the MC is cute, they’re just not entertaining enough for me. One-dimensional characters seem ‘flat’ and lifeless compared to two-dimensional. The adventure the MC goes on with her friend is clever and well written.

This book is just okay for me.

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