KING OF THE MOON
Author: Mr. Kind
Illustrator: Zacc Pollitt
Independently Published (2020)
Age Range: Kids of All Ages
“…the sun began rising just over the hill where the clouds would whistle a magical tune about an apple tree named Sam, Sam’s friendship with Clyde, and Clyde’s trip to the moon.”
With the second of his series Mr. Kind’s unique, at times off-beat, lyrical rhyme is once again complimented to life by the graphic expression of Zacc Pollitt’s dynamic neo-visualization techniques. Clyde wants nothing more than to share with his friend. But an apple tree, you see, cannot chew and so Clyde, for the sake of friendship, takes it upon himself to journey to the moon. He will have so much to do when he arrives there and with the help of a talkative white table he just might find something to share.
“King of the Moon” is the second book in the Mr. Kind Stories series by Mr. Kind. It’s an amusing tale that’s exudes magical charm through an enchanting story about friendship.
The main character, Clyde, is a quirky young man whose bright and colorful attire match his whimsical personality perfectly. Clyde may appear silly, but he has a heart of gold and just wants to share his lunch with his dear friend Sam, the apple tree. When Clyde realizes Sam couldn’t possibly chew on a ham and cheese sandwich, he sets off on an adventure to the moon via a magical golden staircase to find something he can share with Sam. Along his journey he encounters a strange world with polka-dot skies and magical crystals. He meets many eccentric characters such as a talking white table, a beautiful Queen of the Moon, and finally, the King of the Moon himself! But will Clyde find something on the moon he can share with his friend, Sam?
This is such a fun story to read. The tone perfectly radiates magic and readers will feel they have been delivered to another world – the moon, in fact, right alongside Clyde. I can’t say the rhythm is perfectly metered – it’s more of an offbeat type of rhythm that absolutely matches the distinctive, charming characters.
The illustrations are vibrant and bold and just as magical as the words. Every spread has visual impact making the characters and scenes, and even magic tables come to life.
“King of the Moon” is a picture book that all ages will enjoy. It’s a magical voyage to a fantastical world that seamlessly incorporates messages about sharing and friendship.
Mr. Kind does live storytelling and I had a great time visiting his website to see all he has to offer. It’s obvious he has a passion for what he does – and doesn’t that just make all the difference in the world! I highly encourage readers to check his website on the links provided below. Mr. Kind will make you smile!
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