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Bringing Down the Moon [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Jonathan Emmett , Vanessa Cabban
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Book Description

2 Sep 2002
"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!

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Sep 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744589509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744589504
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 29.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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Bringing Down the Moon is a simple story delightfully told about a naïe little mole who, upon burrowing out of the ground one evening, saw the moon for the very first time. He was so overcome by the moon's beauty that he decided then and there that he wanted it for himself. He tried all kinds of strategies in his efforts to acquire it, but he soon realised that the task was not easy and he would not heed the advice of his friends Rabbit, Hedgehog and Squirrel. When climbing a tree to try to get nearer to his beautiful moon, he fell, the moon passed behind a cloud, and mole thought he had broken it. However, don't worry: the story has a joyful ending and Mole is happy once again! This is an enchanting book: the illustrations are captivating--all the pages are night blue, making the whole book really come to life (three years and above). --Susan Naylor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"Gentle, appealing illustrations and great read-aloud text." Books for Keeps

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal bedtime story 28 Feb 2003
This brilliant book is all about aspirations, how your friends can help you , even if you don't fulfil them. I particularly like the various different splits of story and pictures across the double pages. The pictures are ideally suited to the narrative, gentle, reflective, almost dreamy.
I have given copies to several children, aged three to six, and they all love it.
The paperback is the same (large) size, but the colours are not quite so intense as the hardback.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully illustrated and a lovely story 4 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Bringing down the moon is one of the most beautifully illustrated books I have had the pleasure to read to my children. The story is also very heartwarming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant story book 21 Feb 2010
This is a fanatastic story book for kids of all ages I feel (even the BIG kind). Wether you read it yourself or listen and follow it's simply Brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Story 16 July 2009
My son aged 2 1/2years just loves this story about Mole trying to bring down the Moon. He took to it right away, and gets involved in Mole's escapades as we read the story together. We got the book/DVD combi and this is good, because you either read it or watch it together. Kevin Whately (Sgt Lewis from 'Morse') narrates the story on the DVD and you can get ques from him to use yourself. It's a lovely story, very engaging, and we can thoroughly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 5 Jan 2010
a great book, loved equally by my daughter and myself! the CD is a great addition too and brings the book to life. my daughter loves anything to do with the moon and this book is just wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brill. 29 Jan 2007
By BB999
Format:Board book
Any book about animals that say 'Hot Diggerty Drat' when they curse has got to get full marks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars gentle beadtime story 14 July 2010
By Tini
Format:Board book
Lovely word play and sounds, a touching ending, well ilustrated. My two boys, and numerous friends' children, loved this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice 9 July 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Lovely story and illustrations, read it lots to my son!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little girl very happy
Our Granddaughter is very happy this was the last one in the series that she didnt have and now she has all her ''Moley'' books super stories for 18months up
Published 2 months ago by Carole
5.0 out of 5 stars instant hit
I have refreshed my 2 year olds book case recently to keep her away from the tv. in the latest delivery this arrived with 2 hairy mclary stories and tales from acorn wood. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Down the Moon (paperback)
Lovely story about a mole who notices the Moon for the very first time and decides he's going to 'Bring Down the Moon' for himself. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the Grandchildren
Purchased this to read to my 5year old and 3 year old grandchildren before we went to see a live production of the book at our local theatre. They loved it!
Published 16 months ago by Elizabeth Croston
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
This is a beautiful story that my 3 year old adores. She also loves to watch the dvd whilst we read the book together. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
This book is absolutley lovely, my daughter aged 2 1/2 thouroughly enjoys this story again and again!!! Read more
Published on 24 July 2011 by mel
5.0 out of 5 stars very Zen
This book is about a mole who sees the moon for the first time and is determined to grab it and have it for his own. Read more
Published on 26 May 2011 by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Down The Moon
I bought this as a present for a friend's little boy who is almost 2. From what I have heard he loves it. Read more
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