Bookbug Book of the Month: Moon River

Moon River by Tim Hopgood

ISBN: 978-0192746399


Follow a little girl on a magical journey along the Moon River. It flows from her bedroom and out into the big wide world just waiting to be discovered. She's soon to be joined by other children who are all excited to be exploring the beautiful world together. There is such a lot of world to see! Moon River is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

'Based on one of my favourite songs, this lovely, gentle book makes such a delightful lullaby. A little girl has fallen asleep, and drifts through the most magical landscapes with her huckleberry friends, dreaming about all the places they can see together. I can see many magical moments being created by parents and children reading and singing along to this book together, at bedtime, all while marvelling at the gorgeous illustrations.'

- Andra Iulian, Early Years Training Administrator


If you're looking for more books to sing along to with little ones, check out our list of books based on songs and rhymes. Or for more calming bedtime stories to help soothe your child to sleep, we have 10 perfect stories to cuddle up with on our night-time books for babies list. If you're looking for a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month, we also have more picture books about the moon for you to discover in our moon-ing about book list.



We have 5 copies of Moon River to give away. Answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning:

The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019.  

Please note our full terms and conditionsOnly one entry per household.


Q: What colour is the boat that the girl and her friends sail along the river in? 

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