ONLINE: Bedtime Story with the Author: Julie Downing "Hello, Moon"
Kids, don your jammies and join us for a Bedtime Story with the author/illustrator herself! Julie Downing reads Hello, Moon, a perfect bedtime read-aloud that describes the magical time—just as we’re drifting off to sleep—when the moon shines brightly and life emerges from the forest.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Night is near,
Day is done.
When the sun goes down and most of us are getting ready for bed, the nighttime animals of the forest all wake up to the light of the moon. It calls to the them, from the slyest fox to the tiniest mouse, who feasts on leaves and fruit and scurries beneath the brush.
A gentle rhyming text that will appeal to the youngest child is illustrated with soft and dreamy artwork in this perfect bedtime book in the tradition of Goodnight Moon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie Downing has illustrated over forty-five picture books including Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming, The Fire Keeper’s Son, Tessa Takes Wing and First Mothers. She has won many awards including a Parents Choice Award, the New York Public Library’s Best Books Award, APAAL Best Illustrated Book and the Irma Black Silver Medal. Her work has been featured in the SCBWI Original Art Show.
Julie teaches illustration to undergraduate and graduate students at the Academy of Art University. She lives in San Francisco.