Hello, Moon!

by Francesca Simon, Illustrated By Ben Cort

Orchard Books
June 2014

Ages 3 – 6 . Grades PreK – 1

Library of Congress: 2013035042

Lexile measure: AD110L

DRA: 16

Guided Reading: J


In this perfect read-aloud story, a little boy warms up to the moon at bedtime. They have a sweet rapport, with the boy talking to the moon as if it were any other potential new friend.

The boy asks the moon if it enjoys some of his favorite activities--and they share in some, like pretending to be pirates, together. But then the boy starts to think big. Can the moon see the city? Can the moon see the whole wide world? What are the moon's friends like? Soon the boy grows tired, says good night to the moon, and falls asleep.
Ben Cort

Ben Cort is the illustrator of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS!, DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS!, and over fifty other children's books. He lives with his wife and children in Bedfordshire, England.
Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon is a graduate of Yale and Oxford and was a journalist before becoming a children's book writer. She is the author of the Horrid Henry series, which has sold over 19 million copies. She lives in London, England, with her family.


  • Praise for Ben Cort

    ALIENS LOVE PANTA CLAUS (by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort)
    "The playful rhyming text, bright colors, and cheerful alien creatures (along with many mentions and pictures of underwear, of course) will have children giggling, guaranteed." --CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

    ALIENS IN UNDERPANTS SAVE THE WORLD (by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort)
    "The rhyming text and illustrations turn this into a comic delight." --BOOKLIST



Jacketed Hardcover / Smyth

ISBN: 9780545647953

32pp. | 9-1/16 x 10-⅝