for The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon by David Almond and Polly Dunbar
Paul lives in the basement of a high-rise building. He doesn’t like school, and so, one day, he feigns sickness. When his parents allow him to stay home, he finds he is bored. The solution, of course, is to go to the top of his building and touch the sky. Paul naturally continues on to the moon so he can confirm his thesis that the moon is only a hole in the sky. As in My Dad’s a Birdman (Almond, reviewed in this volume), Polly Dunbar’s full color, mainly double-page illustrations create an essential bridge between Almond’s outrageously fantastic characters and his audience, thus enabling readers to suspend disbelief and enter into the author’s wacky universe . lmp
Originally published by Walker Books Great Britain, in 2010.