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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

If I Were the Moon

Twentieth - anniversary edition

by (author) Sheree Fitch

illustrated by Leslie Watts

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Bedtime & Dreams, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), General
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price

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If I were the moon
I'd shine down my light
Right into your bedroom
To warm up the night.

A timeless bedtime book that "beautifully captures that perfect moment when a child is tucked up in bed, spellbound by the voice of an older sibling or an adult sharing a special book" (Books in Canada).

With lyrical text, lit up by soft and gentle illustrations, If I Were the Moon makes its triumphant return to print in a beautiful hardcover just in time for its twentieth anniversary.

About the authors

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

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Leslie Elizabeth Watts is a writer and fine artist who has illustrated over ten picture books for children, including The Baabaasheep Quartet, The Most Beautiful Kite in the World, and Princess Stinkytoes and the Brave Frog Robert, which she also wrote. She has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrators? Award, and the Shining Willow Award among others. Born in Weston, Ontario, Leslie now lives in Stratford, Ontario.

Leslie Watts' profile page


  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall

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