Apr 6, 2013

Miki and the Moon Blossom

Miki and the Moon Blossom (CAN, JP, US, INT)

Written and Illustrated by: Stephen Mackey

Published by: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: 2009

Ages: 3+

This weekend all of the delicious cherry blossoms have been blown away by our April showers. Cherry blossoms are treasured in Japan precisely because of their temporal nature. Rearranging your schedule to have a drinking party under lit-up trees is one of the true joys of the year.

But what happens to those petals after they blow away? Miki and her arctic friends take a journey on one of these lovely blossoms, and it's a joy to go along for the ride!

I really enjoyed Stephen Mackey's illustrations. Miki and her friends are really adorable, and the colour of the moon blossom, a deep red in a sea of arctic white, makes you think of hope and the end of a long cold winter.

I won this book from the lovely Zara at The Bibliotaphe's Closet. We share a love for Canlit and Asian lit, but she is much more eloquent than I. Go check her out!


  1. How lovely. I'd love to go on a journey to find where the cherry blossoms go when they've fallen. I still remember watching cherry blossoms falling out of a train window in Hakone and thinking how they looked like huge snow flakes. I'm going to add this book onto my wish list for Xander :D

  2. We're really enjoying our blossoms here in Vancouver...
    What a novel idea for a book! Must read!


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