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Kissed by the Moon - Alison Lester

Hardcover

Published: 25th September 2013
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
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May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

About the Author

Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her most recent picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the second world war; One Small Island, about the life and times of a World Heritage Listed island; and Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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Kissed by the Moon
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (14)
  • Easy to read (12)
  • Well written (9)
  • Engaging characters (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (13)
  • Younger readers (8)
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    • Everyday reader (7), Bookworm (5)

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5.0

Just a lovely book for young children

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from Central Coast

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

    Great gift for someone who's had a new baby :-)

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    5.0

    Discovered by accident

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    from Rockhampton, AU

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

      I discovered this book searching for a gift for a friend's young son. It's beautiful. Simple as that.

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      5.0

      Just beautiful

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      from Mackay QLD

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

        Bought this in a hurry for the gorgeous pictures and the interest my 5 month old showed in it. Pleasantly surprised. What a special book! I have been trying to think of wording for her upcoming naming ceremony. What better way to express what I want for my daughter.

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        5.0

        This is a beautiful book to buy for some

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        from Perth, WA

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Well Written

        Cons

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          • Gift
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

          This is a beautiful book to buy for someone who has just had a baby.
          Reading every day to young children and giving them all the experiences in this book will prepare them well for school and learning.

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          5.0

          Beautiful book

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          from Sydney

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          Pros

          • Beautifully Illustrated
          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Perfect gift
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

            I have purchased multiple copies of this book as gifts for newborn babies and young children. It is a lovely story and beautifully illustrated. A book you would keep foreve

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            5.0

            Beautiful Story, Beautifully Told

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            from Adelaide

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Parents And Babies

              Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

              The book is just beautiful. From the front cover to the back. The words are delicately and perfectly chosen. The pictures are gorgeous. I love reading this with my son.

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              5.0

              Beautiful

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              from Central Australia

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings

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                Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

                This is a beautiful book. Loving words, beautiful illustrations. Quality book. Perfect for babies and beyond.

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                5.0

                Absolutely beautiful children's book

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                from Melbourne, AU

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                Pros

                • Beautiful illustrations
                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Magical
                • Poetic
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

                  I think this is one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen; gorgeous cover, beautiful pictures, lovely poem/lullaby to read to my baby now and forever. I like it so much I bought a second copy for my sister's baby boy. A very special book.

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful gift for new baby

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                  from Sydney

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Evocative Language
                  • Gender Neutral
                  • Illustrations
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • New Baby

                    Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

                    This is a great gift for a new baby - written as a story book with beautiful illustrations, it's actually more like a blessing for the child - inspiring them to explore the wonderful world around us.
                    It's also a good book if you're looking for something that doesn't present the traditional nuclear family - I purchased it for a new baby who has two mothers and one father.
                    I'll definitely be giving this as a gift again

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                    5.0

                    A beautiful book for new babies

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                    from Nairne South Australia

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Read

                    Cons

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                      • Gift
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about Kissed by the Moon:

                      Beautiful illustrations with a heartfelt sentiment about the things we wish for our babies as they grow into children. Brought a happy tear to my eye.

                      The perfect gift to give to my friend who just became a mum for the first time.

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                      Alison Lester

                      Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet?

                      Her most recent picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the second world war, and One Small Island, about the life and times of a World Heritage Listed island. Her next pictur book Sophie Scott Goes to Antarctica will be published in 2012.

                      Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

                      Visit Alison Lester's Booktopia Author Page


                      ISBN: 9780670076758
                      ISBN-10: 0670076759
                      Audience: Children
                      For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
                      Format: Hardcover
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 32
                      Published: 25th September 2013
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 21.3  x 1.0
                      Weight (kg): 26.1