The full moon rises over the palm trees of a small Balinese village as a young girl, Ayu, performs the traditional Indonesian dance, the Legong. An atmospheric book by award-winning author David Cox, which tells how a young girl in Indonesia once performed the beautiful Legong dance for her village.
Several of David Cox's picture books have been short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and two have won citations as Honour Books. Bossyboots won a Children's Choices Magazine Award in the US and was included, as was Ayu and the Perfect Moon, in that country's Children's Choices List. In 2007, he received the Dame Isabelle Rankin Award for distinguished services to Children's Literature in Queensland.