Digby’s Moon Mission by Renee Price
Published by Create it Kids
Digby’s on a mission. A moon mission!
One night, Digby Fixit wakes to find his room in too much darkness! Discovering the moon in a frightful state, he plans a clever mission to bring back the light of the night. And that’s just where the journey begins.
With only a sliver of moon insight, Digby maps out a plan to fatten up the moon and bring back the light of the night. He enlists the help of his super-duper very bestest friends to accompany him on his mission.
Digby’s crew get busy in the kitchen, much to his Mum’s dismay, whipping culinary treats sure to tantalise the moon.
I loved how this book had subtle overtones of teaching the moon cycles, days of the week and teamwork. I particularly loved the way the kids get the food to the moon.
The illustrations were warm and colourful.
Digby carefully measures each phase over seven days with his delightfully labelled tape measure. Satisfied his mission was successful Digby is ready to move on to his next challenge and find out why that noise is so noisy.
Renee crowdfunded this idea through Pozible, and her mission was rewarded with publication of Digby’s Moon Mission.
This story is ideal for curious little problem solvers who question the things adults have just come to accept. To understand why the moon does what it does and not be afraid is a very big step in any little explorers life and Renee’s storytelling addresses it perfectly. It gives parents the opportunity to address a number of issues raised in the book and encourages the imagination of young stargazers with the big ball in the night sky.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Renee Price
Illustration: Anil Tortop
Title: Digby’s Moon Mission
Publisher: Create it Kids
Published: December 2014