Moon Rope / Lazo a la luna

by Lois Ehlert

Ehlert brilliantly uses ancient Peruvian color and form to create a stunning picture... read more

Ehlert brilliantly uses ancient Peruvian color and form to create a stunning picture book with an avant-garde appearance. The simple bilingual text tells the story of Fox and Mole's attempt to reach the moon by climbing up a rope made of grass. Mole is so embarrassed when he loses his grip and falls back to earth that he burrows into the ground and to this day only comes out at night. And Fox? Many say they can still see him up there sometimes when the moon is full. A bold palate of blue, red, orange, green, purple and black constrasts sharply with the luminous silver color of the Fox and the moon, proving Ehlert to be one of the most gifted colorists working in contemporary picture books. Honor Book, 1992 CCBC Caldecott Award Discussion. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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