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The Sun and the Moon

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Though the uplifting rhymes and profound messages of acceptance, respect and understanding, author Brian D. McClure educates and entertains children, parents and grandparents in the story of The Sun and the Moon whom one day walk out on their responsibilities as they argue like humans. This action causes unseen harm to the Earth and all inhabitants. Eventually the Sun and ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Universal Flag Pub. (first published February 1st 2006)
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Back Cover: 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!”

Summary: The Sun and the Moon both serve important roles. The sun lights our skies during the day, and it also provides heat. The moon lights our night skies. So, in The Sun and the Moon, when the Sun decides, on a whim, that's he is tired of providing light and heat, the Moon doesn't und
The Sun and the Moon is a beautifully illustrated children’s book with a lesson. The premise is that the sun decides to call it quits and the moon in turn gets angry… that starts a chain of events that includes name calling, hurt feelings, and the deterioration of Mother Earth.

While I liked the story there are a few things that kept me from loving it. In the middle of the story the author breaks from the tale about the sun and the moon to give a few pages of information about humans and they way
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 an
Haley Mathiot
These stories were very cute, the illustrations were wonderful, and parts of them had great messages for kids about bullying, being on earth for a reason, and responsibility. However the philosophy behind them is all wrong. The philosophy consists of “oneness with everything” and “made of the same energy” and “we are Divine presence,” and “we are truth” and “Makes no difference the religion”. It is a worldly viewpoint, and I do not come from that viewpoint.

Again, there some great messages in th
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