The Boy and the Moon (2010) Sleeping Bear Press


Written, Illustrated and Designed by Jim Carroll






“…a magical book…”

Midwest Book Review

“…a captivating bedtime story…”

The Children's Bookshelf

“Marvelous nighttime madness...”

Kirkus Reviews

“…fantastical adventure…”

Children's Literature

I wanted to create a book that celebrated a child's kinship with the natural world, the animals and the elements. We are all born little beasts and we mustn't forget this.


The method that I use to create the images for this book is very similar to collage. Painting, drawing, photography, found objects, and textures from nature, all play important roles in the finished illustrations. Usually, I'll begin with traditional drawing and painting techniques and then begin the layering and collage process on the computer. My desire is to try and reproduce the quality of the dreams that I have.


The Boy and the Moon is my first picture book. You can purchase a copy at your local bookstore or through Amazon.