Rex, Adam

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
When the Moon disrupts a town by lowering itself into someone's backyard, a child finds a way to return the Moon to its proper place in the sky.

Publisher: New York :, Disney Hyperion,, [2013], ©2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423119203
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rex
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternate Title: Moon day


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Jun 12, 2014

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Hush now - the moon has come down to Earth, the sun is nowhere to be seen ...and now the tide is rising in the backyard. How to coax the moon back into the sky? A tale for dozy times with glimmering nighttime scenes.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Like a lost puppy, the moon follows a family home one night. Soon an entire town is affected by the celestial visitor. They all have just received their first Moonday.

At first, it is very exciting. When the moon shrinks enough to fit in the backyard, our protagonist hops onto it and explores. But things grow peculiar. Morning never arrives and everyone is feeling extra sleepy. Soon the backyard is flooded with a high tide and howling dogs!

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Oct 13, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

What is supposed to be an imaginative and beautiful take on a child's day with the moon, comes off as confusing, by trying to do too much in its short space. When the moon comes down from the sky it causes mayhem to the world's sleep cycle, tides, and dogs. The author mentions how important the moon is, but barely gets across how much it would be affected, in fact it makes light of what would happen. Certainly, the moon is depicted with great beauty, but even that is given little attention.

As a child's tale, disbelief could be suspended as to why the moon is there, but the presence of the child's parents, who question neither its appearance, nor panic at what would certainly mean the end of the world, only emphasizes its illogical aspects.

If the story focused on one or two points, this could have been a triumph, but the story of the child has no clear point, the information on the moon is too briefly addressed, and the moon itself is not given enough time to truly shine.


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