Bang bang I hurt the moon

Luis Amavisca, 1976-

Book - 2016

When Nicolás, in bed but not wanting to sleep, points his finger at the Moon and pretends to shoot, it comes tumbling down, and he needs the help of both ants and birds, each group working together, to get it back in the sky by dawn.

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Series
Colección Somos8.
Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
[Málaga, Spain] : NubeOcho 2016.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Spanish
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
ISBN
9788494444678
8494444670
Main Author
Luis Amavisca, 1976- (author)
Other Authors
Esther Gómez Madrid (illustrator), Martin Hyams (translator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—A young boy named Nicholas believes he has shot the moon after he has aimed and fired at it with an imaginary gun crafted with his fingertips. Nicholas and his family are horrified when the moon suddenly falls from the sky. His mom and his brother, Charlie, run out of the house and find the huge, round, and beautiful moon in their garden. Nicholas discovers that the orb was startled but not injured. Will the moon be able to return to the sky? The moon's playful, globelike shape appears to illuminate each page. Character mood is well communicated in the myriad of facial expressions portrayed. Whimsical illustrations have been drawn using a variety of blue and purple tones for a calming and captivating visual effect. The use of several perspectives brings attention to different characters in each scene. Multiple images of single characters on a page are successfully employed to illustrate their movements throughout the story. The fanciful narrative weaves a pleasing balance of predictable and surprising plot developments. VERDICT This cautionary tale presents the possible repercussions of violence and other forms of mischievous behavior yet also demonstrates how teamwork can help unify and achieve common goals. A good read-aloud and discussion starter for young children.—Deanna Smith, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Also available as Pum Pum hice daño a la luna.

That night, Nicholas was making gun shapes with his hands:
"Bang Bang I shot the moon," he said pointing at the moon.
No one believed it when suddenly the moon fell into the family's garden.
The moon was not injured but fell down because of the fright.

Luis Amavisca is visual artist and writer from Spain. He has worked and written about equality, solidarity, environment and non-violence. He has published several books including Princess Li and The Galinos.

Esther G. Madrid studied Fine Arts and teaches visual education and Fine Arts. She has published books with main publishers in Spain, such as Anaya.

That night, Nicholas was making gun shapes with his hands:
"Bang Bang I shot the moon," he said pointing at the moon.
No one believed it when suddenly the moon fell into the family's garden.
The moon was not injured but fell down because of the fright.

Luis Amavisca is visual artist and writer from Spain. He has worked and written about equality, solidarity, environment and non-violence. He has published several books including Princess Li and The Galinos.

Esther G. Madrid studied Fine Arts and teaches visual education and Fine Arts. She has published books with main publishers in Spain, such as Anaya.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A family works together to "save the moon" after imaginary play and learns that violence should never be a game.