Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Yarlett (Templar Publishing)

1624331_10152192124390446_1525912061_nTo celebrate Emma’s debut picture book, making it onto the long list for the prestigious 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, we re-visit one of our well-loved books to tell you a little more about it and why we think it stands a great chance of winning!

Sidney and Stella spend ALL of their time with each other and do everything together… with the exception of one very important thing. 1079169_10152196454990446_287277483_n

(Just ask your Mum and Dad). Yep, you guessed it, SHARING.

When Sidney refuses to share his bouncy ball with Stella, it all ends in disaster. The ball they are fighting over bounces out of the window and up, up, up into the night sky, shattering the moon into a million pieces.

1608877_10152196452295446_1403104017_nThe troublesome twosome know they will be in big trouble when everyone realises the moon has disappeared and they hurriedly search for a replacement.

But nothing is suitable, until… Sidney opens the fridge for a cheeky snack and spies the perfect thing. Cheese! Of course.

1612790_10152191020375446_171384986_oWith their replacement moon in hand, they both set about getting the nibbled cheese into the sky TOGETHER.

Published by Templar Publishing, this picture book is a feast for the eyes and warms the cockles of even the hardest hearts.

prt_220x220_1391770670Snippets of Emma’s signature typography make an appearance throughout this book and includes an eclectic mix of upper and lower case letters. She has a typeface all of her own and her next book ‘Orion and the Dark’ offers even more.

Huge congratulations to Emma for making it onto the long list and we have our fingers crossed for the winners announcement.

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