Take a ride on a Loonzoomer
November 6, 2012

Meet a Moptop from Mars in our latest picture book for 5 – 8 year olds
In the library now!

Would you like to know why the moon glows?  Do you know how dream steam is collected?  Take a trip around the planets with the Loon in his Loonzoomer to meet lots of amazing creatures such as the Moptop, Noodle, Vimtingle and Singding.


This brilliant book by Chae Strathie and Emily Golden was shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award and is full of colourful alien characters and words you’ve never heard before such as “fizzbungle” (it’s quite naughty apparently!)  You can explore the aliens in three painted feely pictures and enjoy the lively audio, which is read by young people.

Living Paintings is very pleased to have adapted this book in collaboration with pupils from Bradfield College.  The pupils wrote the script, prepared the line drawings, wrote and performed the music soundtrack, recorded the audio and did some painting.  They also ran fund-raising events such as a doughnut sale to raise the money to pay for the 23 adapted books that are now in our library.  This is the third book they’ve done for us (previous titles were Michael Recycle and For Every Child) and the pupils always find it a very rewarding project.

To order your copy of this exciting book click here

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