Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fool Moon Rising (Review)

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“What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why do you boast as though it were not a gift?” 1 Cor. 4:7
This verse from 1 Corinthians is the theme for a sweet picture book, Fool Moon Rising, by Kristi and T. Lively Fluharty, and published by Crossway.
Fool Moon Rising tells the tale of the moon, who bragged about his great power—his ability to change shape and even disappear, his power to light up the night sky, and his effects on the tides. He was puffed up with pride until the brilliant light of the sun forced him to admit that he was not the greatest being in the sky and that even his light was only a reflection of the son’s great light.
The story, ideal for 3-7 year olds, is told in a bouncing rhyme and directs children to acknowledge their own dependence on God, and the danger of pride. The back of the book includes several discussion questions and fun facts about space. The artwork is bright and fun, and depicts the moon as having a lot of personality.
Fool Moon Rising would make a good bedtime story or devotional. It could also easily be developed into a unit study for children, including not only Bible truths, but a study of the moon, space exploration, and astronomy.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

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