A Children's Book's Simple Lunar Lesson Belays a Deeper Message of Acceptance and Trust

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"The Moon is Broken," by Monique B. Martin and illustrated by Brian Flotte Jr., is now available in Spanish and English. "The Moon is Broken" is a delightful children's book that demonstrates how children view the world around them and shows how parents can explain God's creation.

The Moon is Broken! by Monique Martin

The Moon is Broken! by Monique Martin

Children learn in layers. Every day they are building upon their primary foundations of understanding. Monique B. Martin charmingly demonstrates how children view, process and learn from the world around them in "The Moon is Broken!," a rhyming story written for children ages 3 to 8, yet easily relatable for children of all ages. It explains why the moon appears to change shapes and exemplifies how all of God’s creations are made with perfect purpose. "The Moon is Broken!" e-book version is also available in Spanish.

As the young girl in "The Moon is Broken!" looks out her window before bed, she sees that the moon is a crescent, no longer a circle, and she fears a piece has broken off. She looks for the piece of moon but can’t find it and she wonders why God hasn’t noticed it is broken and fixed it. Is he sick? Is he sleeping? Where is he? She runs to her mother, who explains the movement of the moon around the earth and why it appears to change shape.

"The Moon is Broken!" teaches its small listeners and readers that appearances do not tell the whole story. The mother explains the importance of trusting in God and his design.

Children with special needs, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary children all will enjoy and learn from this sweet story that will leave them knowing, feeling, that they are exactly as they are supposed to be.

About the Author

Monique B. Martin, author and publisher, is the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter. "The Moon Is Broken!" is Monique’s first children’s story. Inspired by her daughter, the idea for the story came to her as she was driving her daughter home from a Girl Scouts Brownie meeting. Her daughter looked up to the sky and said, “Look Mommy, the Moon is Broken!” Originally from New Orleans, Monique resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Stephen; daughter, Taylor; and their dog, Beignet.

Monique holds an Associate in Applied Science with honors in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a professional background in retail sales management and human resources training support and management.

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