An imaginative tale of caring and friendship, and adventure and peril.
The Moon and the Room is a beautifully illustrated story in rhyme about a brave little girl who lives in the room with her quirky friends.
Guided wisely by the Moon, the Girl and her friends share exciting adventures together. Finickity Pickity going lickity splickity, Louis the Fish in his splendid blue dish and Heffa the Lump, along with the other friends in the room, care for the Girl and protect her from scary Lucy the Rocket.
In the last of the daily missions they all join Emerald the Star to go up very high in the sky.
But do they come back?
I like this book because the characters all seem very enthusiastic and surreal, and they’re all really creative and imaginative.
To let my limited edition slip out of its delightful sleeve into my hand, then rub my fingers over
that golden print on the cover on the handmade book before opening it was a sheer delight –
couldn’t keep the smile off my face.
Have now read it cover to cover three times revelling
even more in its story and illustrative creativity.
Well what an amazing story book. I read to K on his birthday and three pages in he said
"A, can I take this book home with me?”
I love the book. It is so different and has such subliminal characters and life messages. Patch’s artwork is standout and incredibly in sync with the
story. So it hit the spot for a four year old.’
What a beautiful book you have made! It is gorgeous to hold and read. You have three little
fans, and two big ones.
This Book is very special in every way- beautifully produced, enchanting tale, bewitching
illustrations, and all in all magical- and will uplift the life of anyone who owns it and reads it -
especially out loud.
The Book Makers
JULIE DALZELL (aka Mrs Dazz) has been writing, editing and publishing in the arenas of education, design, food and wine for quite some time. She was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Magazine Publishers’ Association of New Zealand in 2011. This is her first venture into the exciting world of publishing just for children and their on-the- couch readers. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
PATRICK DALZELL FAY designs, paints and illustrates on a wide landscape of surfaces with an equally wide use of inks, paints and materials and styles. He collaborated on this book with Mrs Dazz, his Mum. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand, usually.