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The Moon is a Silver Pond, The Sun is a Peach
A Flippable Book
Combined volume
By (author): Sara Cassidy Illustrated by: Josée Bisaillon
Sara Cassidy ,

Illustrated by :

Josée Bisaillon


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards
Hardcover , Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Apr 12, 2022
Print Run: 5000
$19.95 CAD


8in x 8 x 0.44 in | 380 gr

Page Count:

48 pages


48 Colour illustrations
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
Picture storybooks: imagination and play|Interest age: from c 3 years
North America
  • Short Description
In this flippable picture book, the sun and moon are used to explain the concept of metaphor.
A celebration of metaphor.

Reveling in metaphor, with two books in one, this flippable book encourages a magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. That moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees, and when they tend the cow, the moon is the milk at the bottom of the pail. Flip the book and join a young child walking along a country road into town to watch a parade. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, a yellow item on the page hints at the big golden ball in the sky. With stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon, this picture book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right.

Key Selling Points

  • An early introduction to metaphor as the sun and moon transform into everyday objects for the reader in this flippable book.
  • First published as separate board books, The Sun is a Peach and The Moon is a Silver Pond have been popular in classrooms as a teaching tool. This new format brings the two stories together as a hardcover edition for older readers.
  • The Moon is a Silver Pond received a starred review in School Library Journal and was one of the Best Books of 2019 from the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian.
  • Sara Cassidy's books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Chocolate Lily Award for both Black Gold and Blackberry Juice, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Boy Named Queen, and the Governor General's Literary Award, Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize and Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award for Nevers.
  • Josée Bisaillon was nominated for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver award in 2020, and the Governor General's Literary Award, the Prix Harry Black and the Forest of Reading Prix Mélèze in 2019.

Sara Cassidy is a writer and editor. Her 17 children’s books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award (Nevers), the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize (Nevers, Genius Jolene), the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize (Skylark, Nevers), the Silver Birch Express Award (A Boy Named Queen, Genius Jolene), the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award and five titles for the Chocolate Lily Award. Sara also writes nonfiction and poetry for adults and works in communications for the BC Ministry of Health. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Contributor Website

Josée Bisaillon has illustrated more than twenty-five children’s books and created numerous editorial illustrations for magazines and newspapers. Her work has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, and she won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for The Snow Knows. She lives outside Montreal with her family.

Contributor Website

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

“Illustrations in pastels, watercolors, cut paper, pencils, and digital collage are rich and textured without being busy. Spare prose encourages lingering over the art, and observant readers may discover additional metaphors...Not just for story times, this would also be an excellent text to introduce metaphor to elementary students and could be useful for art class as well; a very good additional purchase, especially where Round by Joyce Sidman is popular. - School Library Journal

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