A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller! Delight in this heartwarming picture book about a moon who just wants a friend... the perfect Christmas gift!
Commemorate the extraordinary 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and learn about the spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon through this sweet story about friendship! From high up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching Earth and hoping for someone to visit. Dinosaurs roam, pyramids are built, and boats are made, but still no one comes. The Moon can't help but wonder…will friends ever come visit her? Until one day a spaceship soars from Earth...and so does her heart. Filled with beautiful illustrations and charming text, this moon book for kids ages 4-7 and bedtime read aloud is a must-have for parents and teachers alike searching for new solar system books and astronaut books for toddlers and children.
Why readers love Moon's First Friends:
- An educational and heartwarming story about the first moon landing told from the unique perspective of the Moon herself!
- Makes a fantastic back to school book, holiday stocking stuffer, or gift for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, or any occasion!
- Educational bonus content in the back includes out-of-this world facts about the moon, space flight, and the individuals who made the mission possible
- A scannable QR code allows readers to listen to the exciting countdown to Apollo 11's liftoff and touch down
Susanna Leonard Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of Moon’s First Friends, as well as many other award-winning books for children. She does frequent school and library visits, teaches picture book writing, and offers picture book critiques. She lives in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley with her children and two rescue dogs.
Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in Modena and the illustration course at IED European Institute of Design in Turin, Italy, and has worked as a creative designer since she was a young student. Over the years, she has run a design shop and studio, received awards as a young female entrepreneur, and today works as an illustrator full time from her office accompanied by her dogs and cats.