Children's Review: The Moon is Broken
A simple lunar lesson belays a deeper message of acceptance and trust in The Moon is Broken!
Children learn in layers. Every
day they are building upon their primary foundations of understanding. Monique B. Martin charmingly demonstrates how
children view, process and learn from the world around them in The Moon is Broken!, a rhyming story
written for children ages 3 to 8, yet easily relatable for children of all ages.
It explains why the moon appears to change shapes and exemplifies how all of God’s
creations are made with perfect purpose. The
Moon is Broken! e-book version is
also available in Spanish.
As the young girl in The Moon is Broken! looks out her window
before bed, she sees that the moon is a crescent, no longer a circle, and she
fears a piece has broken off. She looks for the piece of moon but can’t find it
and she wonders why God hasn’t noticed it is broken and fixed it. Is he sick?
Is he sleeping? Where is he? She runs to her mother, who explains the movement
of the moon around the earth and why it appears to change shape.
The Moon is Broken! teaches its small listeners and readers that appearances do not
tell the whole story. The mother explains
the importance of trusting in God and his design.
Children with special needs,
infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary children all will enjoy and
learn from this sweet story that will leave them knowing, feeling, that they
are exactly as they are supposed to be.
I received this book from NetGalley.
This was a cute and decent children's book. My son didn't really seem to get into it as I read it to him. But I thought it was a good read. Pretty much the moon is broken and does God know this? He made the little girl and so everything must be perfect. I liked how her mom gave a scientific fact on how the moon changes. Though I would have liked to have seen a drawing of the different moons shapes. I think it would make it easier for kids to understand. Just my thoughts.
I may pick this book up in the future to read to my daughter since it may be more to her liking than my son.
The illustrations were adorable.
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