Peter and the Moon by Alice Briere-Haquet

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"This is the amazing story of a little boy, Peter, who adores his mother so much that he wants to give her the moon as a present. But the moon is so far and

he is so small! He climbs onto his father's shoulders, but still he is not tall enough to reach the moon. He asks his cousins for help, but still Peter cannot reach the moon... After having built a huge human pyramid, he realises sadly that he cannot reach it. So he starts walking, disappointed and frustrated. He walks for hours, for days, for months... and thus walks all around the world, so that he comes back home one year later. He is taller now and so many people are ready to help him... Will they succeed in catching the moon? And will it be large enough for everybody to have a piece of it?"


About Alice Briere-Haquet

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Published December 15, 2011 by Auzou. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Briére-Haquet begins by noting with unassailable logic that “[b]ecause he is small, [Peter] is not very tall.” She stands him atop a rising pyramid of his father, his friends, helpful local people and more—to all of whom he promises a piece of the moon once he reaches it.

Feb 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Peter and the Moon

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Picture book characters who attempt impossible feats (reaching the stars, scaling mountains, finding the ends of rainbows) must sometimes admit defeat, but Peter, the hero of this tale from a French team, not only succeeds in roping the moon as a present for his mother, but also takes a free walk...

Jan 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Peter and the Moon

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