Edmond, The Moonlit Party

Edmond, The Moonlit Party

17.95

Written by Astrid Desbordes
Illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

Edmond the squirrel is shy and a bit lonely, but he nevertheless believes that his life is just as it should be. He's happy making his colorful pompoms, stirring his nut jam, and going to sleep early. But one evening, when there's once again a party in his apartment-house tree, the fragrance of his jam brings an unexpected visitor to his door. With the entrance of Owl—an aficionado of disguises and fun—into his life, everything begins to change for Edmond. Not only does he agree to attend the party, he goes and has the best evening EVER, and the world seems deeper and more wonderful than ever before, and just right, too.

Awash with rich color and the funniest, liveliest details ever, Edmond, The Moonlit Party is thoughtful and thought provoking as well as just plain fun! Each page deepens the story while providing a rich serving of visual pleasure.


ISBN: 978-1-59270-174-2
8.38" (W) x 10.38" (H) • 32 pages • HCJ

Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: Pre-K-4
Lexile Level: 810
Guided Reading Level: L

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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

★ "A sweet and satisfying treat, especially for those who are late to the friendship party." —STARRED REVIEW, Luann Toth, School Library Journal


"Awash with rich color and the funniest, liveliest details ever, Edmond, The Moonlit Party is thoughtful and thought provoking as well as just plain fun. […] Each page deepens the story while providing a rich serving of visual pleasure." —The Book Table


"The French writer Astrid Desbordes adores her quirky characters, and her enthusiasm is contagious." —Leonard S. Marcus, The New York Times


"Buy the book for the illustrations and for the concept of living in a tree, which every preschooler will love." —Kirkus Reviews


"Edmond, The Moonlit Party is a children's picturebook about learning to step outside one's house and befriend others. Edmond is a shy, lonely little squirrel who loves to create nut jam. He's too nervous to even think of introducing himself to his neighbors in the tree. But when they throw a party, the gregarious owl smells Edmond's delicious nut jam, which leads him to invite the little squirrel to share in the adventure and company! Charming, stylized artwork enriches this gentle story." —The Midwest Book Review


"With vivid colors and charming humanized animals, Edmond, The Moonlit Party looks like a neon version of a Richard Scarry book. And its heartwarming story is just as delightful. [...] Edmond is an unpretentious tale of friendship and individuality that hearkens back to the endearing golden era of Golden Books." —Carla Sinclair, Wink Books


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