"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 of 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's 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!
Jonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a factory fitter and a primary school teacher.
In addition to writing picture books such as "Bringing Down the Moon", "Someone Bigger" and "Ruby Flew Too!", he also paper-engineers pop-up books. His books have won several awards including the Red House Children's Book Award for "Pigs Might Fly" and the Kiekeboekprijs for "Bringing Down the Moon".
He lives in Nottingham with his wife, Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura.
Visit his website at www.scribblestreet.co.uk