One night, he wakes to find his room in too much darkness … the moon is ‘banana thin, no more than a sliver’. So Digby creates a plan. Together with his friends, Digby goes on a mission to fatten up the moon and bring back the light of night.
Digby’s Moon Mission is a fun story about a curious boy and his quest to fix the dark. While introducing children to the different phases of the moon, Digby’s Moon Mission creatively deals with a somewhat scary topic for children - the dark!
I especially enjoyed Digby’s friends, the mini master-chefs, who work together to bake up a banquet for the moon to consume. While every mother will empathise with Digby’s mum who looks horrified by the mess left behind in her kitchen, it’s a clever way of introducing children to the days of the week.
As time passes, the moon is ‘a big ball, as plump and full as pie, lighting up the sky’ again, giving parents the opportunity to talk about ‘the dark’ not being quite so scary after all.
With gorgeous illustrations and a touch of rhyme making it fun to read aloud, Digby’s Moon Mission is a celebration of imagination and a great bedtime story,children will enjoy reading again and again.
Author: Renee Price
Illustrator: Anil Tortop
Publisher: Create it Kids, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 Dec 2014
For ages: 2 - 7
Type: Picture Book