Bookbug Book of the Month: Moon by Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup

Moon: night-time around the world by Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup

ISBN: 9781848696679

Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night-time sky? As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below is full of busy night-time creatures; from turtles laying their eggs on white sandy beaches, to migrating birds using the moon to navigate their way to sunnier climes. Turn the peek-through pages to see the moon change shape as it goes through the lunar cycle.

'This book is so magical. The illustrations beautifully capture the glow of the moonlight and the patterns of animals at night. I love the moon cut out that lets you peek through to the final silvery moon. Children will love seeing all the different night-time animals and where they live and learning about what they do when the moon comes out.

The rhyming text is so soft and gentle and a joy to read aloud. It has such a beautiful rhythm, making it a lovely calming bedtime story. The rhyme, rhythm and gentleness of the book would also make it a perfect choice if you wanted to read to your baby before they’re born.'

- Tracy Cooper, Early Years Programme Development Manager

For more picture books featuring some beautiful night-time animals, head over to our 16 Nocturnal Animals book list. And for more soothing bedtime reads to cuddle up and share with your little ones, take a look at our 10 Night-time Books for Babies.

If you would like to know more about reading to your baby before they're born, we have lots of information and helpful tips on our website.  



We have 5 copies of Moon: night-time around the world to give away. Answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning:

The competition will close at midnight on Friday 31 August 2018.  

Please note our full terms and conditionsOnly one entry per household.

Q: When are you most likely to see the moon shining in the sky?