Bringing Down the Moon, Paperback

Bringing Down the Moon Paperback

Illustrated by Vanessa Cabban

Part of the Mole and Friends series

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Hot-diggerty! Whatever's that?" exclaims Mole as he burrows out of the ground one night and catches sight of the moon.

He thinks it's the most beautiful thing he's ever seen and he wants it, so he sets about trying to pull it down - to no avail.

When all his efforts prove to be in vain, he suddenly notices the moon's in a puddle at his feet and reaches to pick it up and breaks it.

Poor Mole is inconsolable, until he is shown that the moon is not broken at all, but just as beautiful as ever, hanging in the sky like a bright silver coin. And it's not as near as it looks!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780744589504



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Review by

One night a mole burrowed out of the ground and saw the moon. Since he thought it was beautiful he wanted it, and tried to take it down. He was determined to have the moon even though the rabbit, hedgehog, and squirrel said it was too far to reach. After climbing up a tree to reach it, he fell down, and noticed the moon reflected in a puddle. He thought the moon fell with him, and then broke after he touched it; but it was just the clouds covering the moon in the sky. Afterwards, the other animals showed him the moon was still in the sky, and he too said it was far away.

Review by

My 20-month-old grandson loves this book and almost knows it by heart. It only has a few characters, a cute story, and a moon to be located on each page. This is a great book for any toddler who has learned to identify the moon! :)

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