Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Universal Flag Publishing (February 1, 2006)
It happened one day right out of the blue, the Sun told the Moon he was tired and through. "What do you mean?" the Moon asked the Sun, "That would be the end of everything, and that wouldn't be fun!" The Sun and the Moon soon allow their fears to turn into anger. In that very instant, they walk out on their responsibilities, and cause unseen harm to the Earth and all who inhabit it. Eventually, the Sun and the Moon remember their interconnection with all, and quickly work together to restore balance. The Sun and the Moon is an entertaining story that reveals the unseen effects of fear and anger on others. It encourages children and adults to take a closer look at their behavior when they are overcome by anger.
**please note that my children's reactions are reflected in my Kiddie Korner Reviews.
My kids' POV:
They really enjoyed the illustrations. The story kinda frightened them, but in some ways my kids are VERY sensitive. They were worried that the scenario presented in the book would actually happen. (which in one I guess, is a good thing?)
I must agree that this one was a little on the "rough" side. I was happy to be able to sit and discuss this one with my older child, as she did have concerns after reading the book. She was worried about what would really happen if the sun and moon "fought." BUT, the story had a much deeper meaning to it. It included how fighting is born from fear and how that fear can affect everyone touched by it. It's a book that I would say to read WITH your kids as I think they'll have questions.
Overall, a good book that I think would best be read with an adult to field and questions.
About the Author:
Brian D. McClure is the author of a number of popular children's’s books. His books share a common theme of the interconnection and oneness of all, and resonate with simple Truths which are common to all of us. Brian believes that in order to end fear and violence in our world, we must all be proactive in helping everyone remember who they are.
**This book was provided by The Cadence Group for review.