Luna luminosa, ¿dónde estás? / Luminous Moon, Where Are You?


Juanito wonders where the moon has gone in this bilingual picture book for kids ages 4-8.

by Aracely De Alvarado
Illustrations by Victoria Castillo

ISBN: 978-1-55885-911-1
Publication Date: October 31, 2020
Format: Hardcover
Trim: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 4-8

Look Inside


Juanito looked outside one dark night and discovered the moon was nowhere to be seen! Where could it have gone? Is it hiding under the bed or behind a great mountain?

He wonders if the coyote took it to his lair, but the wily canine couldn’t catch the slippery moon. “Aaah-ooooooh, aaaah-ooooooh, aaaah-ooooooh,” he cries sadly. Maybe the cicada’s deafening screeches made it disappear! Or did the owl bewitch the luminous moon? Perhaps the frog drowned it in the lagoon! Could the fireflies’ bright lights have hidden its glow? Juanito just doesn’t know!

This charming story by Aracely De Alvarado introducing the phases of the moon to children is enlivened by Victoria Castillo’s bright, eye-catching illustrations depicting the nighttime sky and animals in their habitat.  Kids ages 4 – 8, and some adults too, will enjoy repeating the sounds animals make—in English and Spanish!