Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Crossway Review: Fool Moon Rising by Kristi and T. Lively Fluharty

on March 24, 2013

About the book from Crossway:

Through this illustrated tale about the moon stealing the sun’s glory, children learn about the importance of humility and the dangers of pride.

This rhyming, rollicking tale tells of a crime of cosmic proportions: the moon, blinded by pride, fails to see the true source of his abilities-the light provided by the sun. He boasts of his ability to shine, to change shape throughout each month, and to swell the tides. One day, overwhelmed by a piercing ray of sunshine, the moon repents of his pride and changes his ways, and from that point on he is happy to reflect the sun’s light.

This beautifully illustrated book introduces the concept of humility to children. Readers will be reminded that everything we have, including our gifts and talents, is from God. Just as the moon learns to boast only of the sun, children-and their parents-learn that to boast of anything other than the Son is utter foolishness.


My Opinion:

My children all enjoyed this book – although my 11 year old found it too young, the other two liked it and my son really enjoyed the pictures.  While reading my children discussed why the moon was wrong and how he should have acted – of course we all need a good dose of humble pie at times.  This book is a wonderful teaching tool that we must always keep our eyes focused on the Lord and everything comes from Him, none of it is through our own powers.

At the end of the book are some pictures/illustrations of galaxies and nebula as well as some questions to ask children such as “What is the Moon doing that is wrong?”  as well as some did you know facts – such as the first fruit eaten in space was a peach.  Cute and a great way to instill the Biblical concept of humility and trusting in the Lord Jesus this book will be sure to be enjoyed over and over again.

**Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this product and/or book from the company and/or publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.


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