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Book review: The Night the Moon Went Out

Written by Samantha Baines
Available from bookstores
Ages: 5 to 10

Reviewed by Max (8), who is profoundly deaf and wears cochlear implants.


"The Night the Moon Went Out is an adventure story where a girl is scared of the dark. It’s a great book about a girl called Aneira and a night where the moon turned off and they have to fix it. She makes friends with an owl who helps her.

I loved this book because the character has hearing aids. She had to be brave because she flew up in the dark, which she didn’t like, to fix the moon. It was a very exciting story.

I think it’s a good book for people around the age of seven. There are a lot of owls so it will be a good book if you like owls.

I read this book with my mummy over a few nights at bedtime. I wear cochlear implants and don’t like the dark, like Aneira, so it was nice to read a story about this. I like the pictures but if they were colour pictures it would have been even better. I haven’t read a book like this before. I would definitely recommend this book!"