By Author / Illustrator
Patricia Hegarty, Britta Teckentrup
Little Tiger Press Group
Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night-time sky?
As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below is full of busy night-time creatures; from turtles laying their eggs on white sandy beaches, to migrating birds using the moon to navigate their way to sunnier climes. Turn the peek-through pages to see the moon change shape as it goes through the lunar cycle.
This story is filled with pictures of beautiful landscapes and lovely cartoon animals. It has relatively simple text while giving interesting information about a range of animals, climates and landscapes from different environments across the world. It is a lovely book for children to begin to explore these environments and a fantastic discussion starter for this topic, either with other children or with the adults around them. The story unfolds as turtles lay their eggs on tropical beaches, penguins huddle together in the freezing arctic and animals swing through the jungle during the night. With its moon-shaped holes to peek through, it allows children to begin to think about how the moon changes its size and shape through its different phases. A fantastic bedtime story to think about the animals being busy at work under the moonlight while we are all tucked up safely in bed! Ages 5+ / Picture Book / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 5+