Ethicool | When Grandma Was the Moon Book
A book that will bring a tear to your eye for all the right reasons.
Poetic, raw and heartfelt, When Grandma Was the Moon helps little ones everywhere understand that a loved one may be gone, but they're still here in so many special ways.
Recommended ages: for 0 - 9yrs old
Author: Stuart French
Illustrator: Madison Pollard
A heart-warming kids' book about death and loss.
What is this picture book about?
Gazing from an elevated window above the cityscape, a child stares into the warmly-lit windows of their neighbouring apartments. Anchored above the rows of civilisation is the wise but weathered stare of the moon. Is their Grandma up there? Indeed, she is, and little ones will let their imagination take flight as they wander through the endearing world that their precious grandparent calls home.
Who is this book for?
If you’re looking for a children’s book about death or the loss of a loved one, then this gorgeous story has been shaped just for you by our widely-acclaimed author, Stuart French.
An excerpt from the story
"Did you know the moon’s an artist and she paints with the evening light. She gathers the world’s colours and hides them beneath the night.
Did you know the moon’s a lady and she dances through the evening. She gathers the tides of the ocean and their movement is her breathing.
Did you know the moon is watching and the clouds hold her thoughts so tight. She gathers all your kindness and turns it into light.
Oh, did you know the moon's a teacher and she times her class to the rolling tides. She gathers all the children and gazes inside their minds.
I know the moon's an artist and she's in my room tonight. She saw that I was lonely and she began to shine so bright.
I know the moon's a grandma and her stories keep me warm. She felt that I was crying and my little heart was torn.
I know the moon's awake and she found my dreams among the clouds. She saw that my eyes were raining and she sang to me out loud..."
From the author, Sharna Carter: why do we need a kids’ book about sustainability?
It's so easy for our little ones to develop behaviours of over-consumption these days. After all, there is a whole world of material things at their fingertips, literally just a button-click away. It's so easy to buy something here and throw it away there, all without thinking about the consequences.
But what if we taught the joys of becoming self-sufficient? What if we could encourage our little tots to grow their own juicy fruits? And, even more, what if we could inspire them to share with others and relish in the feeling of generosity?
I think we can all do this. And that's why I wrote Watermelon Pip, a story I'm deeply proud of, and a truly gorgeous introduction to sharing and sustainability for the world's children.