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Today I have a wonderful new book, from an Australian Independent Author.
Digby's Moon Mission
By Renee Price
Illustrated by Anil Tortop
Digby Fixit awakes in the sleepiest part of the night with a fright, asking an age old question. "Why is the dark so dark?" Peering out his window, he finds the answer in a flash. The moon is so banana thin it barely makes a glimmer.
Well, lucky Digby Fixit is on the case. He sets about a clever plan involving all his friends. A mighty cooking extravaganza begins with muffin treats, kiwi tarts, thausage rolls and wonton soup, to name a few. By weeks end, the gang are ready and they load the catapult in Digby's yard. With a cheer, they send their sumptuous feast towards the moon.
Night after night, Digby checks the lunar phases with his trusty measuring tape. By seven sleepless nights, voila, the moon is a plump as a pie, lighting the sky. Digby lays content in his bed, as the dark is no longer so dark. But wait. "What is that noise and why is it so noisy?" Digby ponders.....
This was a delightful moon mission book with a twist. When I first read the title, I thought Digby would be visiting the moon. Upon reading, we realised that the moon's well being, was actually Digby's mission. This was a very clever way of introducing words that have dual meanings. The story is spliced with simple rhyme that kids will no doubt enjoy, as they journey with Digby and his friends in their mission to plump up the moon. I absolutely loved the illustration style and with each delicious new page, I felt my tummy rumbling. Young children seem to be enamoured with the moon in all its phases, so I loved the premise of this book. It gives a great talking point for all those little star gazers out there.
What impresses me more about his book is that the author funded the entire production through crowd funding. It just goes to show that dreams can come true, and those of us who long to see our words in little hands, can find a way.
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