What the Moon Saw

What the Moon Saw

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  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 208.28 x 269.24 x 2.54mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • full colour
  • 0192721577
  • 9780192721570

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Wildsmith begins with the sun pointing out objects on earth to the moon, and his version of a city and then a village as seen from above is bright and clever. But soon he abandons the moon's perspective - a dog is seen not from the top but from both front and back - and with it any rationale for his designs. (Why, for example, is the side of the house all diamond-patterned?). Anyway, the whole demonstration soon turns into another parade of Wildsmith's animals, combined here with a study in opposites; thus, a heavy elephant faces a light bird, a fierce tiger a timid: rabbit, and a giraffe with a long neck is next to a racoon with a short one. Flashy as usual, though not uniformly so - the weak kitten is just that. The sun dazzles and there is a stylish lizard and a groovy acid dream of a forest - but it's all spectacle. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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16 ratings
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5 12% (2)
4 31% (5)
3 44% (7)
2 12% (2)
1 0% (0)
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