Mooncat and Me

Lydia Corry

Ages 3-5
24 June 2021
32 pages


With colourful pages thronging with modern city life, Mooncat and Me tells the story of Pearl as she overcomes the anxiety of moving house and starting a new school, with the help of a giant white cat.

We can all empathise with Pearl's fear that 'I won't know anyone, and no one will know me' but as we watch her grow in confidence, we will learn that with a bit of imagination and determination, there's nothing we can't do.

The gorgeous, brightly coloured illustrations are full of busy people filling pavements and buses and cars, or seen through the windows of their homes, leading their different lives. Mooncat's own calm and reassuring presence encourages Pearl to explore the vibrant city with her mother, and to face school, where she soon finds there are friends to be made.

We admit that we fell in love with this story, and rejoiced inside when it was picked for a bedtime story. [...] It’s such a sweet, gentle story. Our preschooler loved looking at the immersive illustrations, which are quite otherworldly. This is a gorgeous story about the power of imagination and overcoming anxiety.
A picture perfect tale of enjoying your new beginnings.
Mooncat and Me will no doubt prove to be a worthwhile addition to school libraries and book corners as staff utilise its message to comfort children of any age as they deal with life changes.