Although Lindsay Ward is an accomplished illustrator, this is the first children's book she has both written and illustrated. She is also the pencil behind A Garden for Pig, which I found to be quite similar in style.
For starters, Mr. Harrison is the dog. And I like the chosen name. It conveys a certain amount of formality, which strikes me as completely ridiculous and hilarious. But on the next page he barks in cursive, so maybe he's a lot more advanced than I am giving him credit for.
As Pelly and Mr. Harrison are readying themselves for bed one right, Pelly suddenly notices something odd: a rocket engine attached to her bathtub. That's new! When Pelly and Mr. Harrison climb into the tub, helmets and a steering wheel magically appear. And Mr. Harrison barks in cursive. They land on the moon and are greeted by a friendly alien who gives them a tour of her moon town. She shares the best moon things: spaceship racing, moon rock digging, star catching and moon pie eating. Pelly's favorite is toasting marshmallow by the heat of the sun - called s'moons.
Review copy provided by Kane Miller.