Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

As a child I can’t remember knowing anyone whose parents were divorced.  But times change and sadly in the 21st century it’s often the case that families don’t always find it possible to stay together.  I know from my own experience from my first marriage, just how traumatic divorce can be as an adult, and I can’t imagine how children cope with the emotional turmoil of their parents splitting up.  Last month saw the publication of Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?, a hardback picture book which helps answer the ‘why’ question that children are certain to ask in this situation.

Shine: Why Don't Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together? is written by Polona Kisovec and contains some beautiful illustrations by Mark Jordan.  We meet Sun Prince who becomes mesmerised by the beauty of Moon Fairy as she lights up the world at night.  He takes her clothes as she bathes in the water in an attempt to bump into her.

Shine: Why Don't Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

The two meet and fall in love, spending every minute of every day and night together.  They produce a miracle in the form of a tiny little star, but as time passes the light that both the Moon Fairy and Sun Prince had begins to fade. They simply cannot live together. They’ve lost their energy and their sparkle.

Shine: Why Don't Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

But they both love the little star very much and tell the star exactly that, that no matter what happens they will both always love Shine, the little star more than anything else.

Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together? is written in a way that children will understand and it deals with a tricky and emotional situation compassionately. Aimed at children aged 4-11 years of age, we’ve enjoyed reading this together and I can see the message working well with families dealing with separation.

Priced at £9.99 the paperback version of Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together? is out now on Amazon and I’ve included my Affiliate link below.  If you own a Kindle (you know I don’t!) then you can download it for free.

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

46 thoughts on “Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

  1. My favourite book as a child was the Town mouse and The country mouse bu my child’s is I love you Thsi Much, we always say that and I think she can relate to that better than my favourite

  2. Ladybird books – little red riding hood
    Didn’t really have many books Exquisite a child!
    It’s something I ecourage actively now

  3. The little prince by St Exupery. I went to school in France and it remind me of my childhood in the South of France. A lot of good memories.

  4. up till my daughter was around 14 months we read the same book every night and she absolutely loved it! i cant remember the name for the life of me but i remember it word for word still! it was about a duck learning to swim! It took me a long time to get her to open up to new books but now we love reading a different story everynight although princess ones are her favourite!

  5. The Magic Faraway Tree. This was always my favourite as a child and I could imagine being there. now my youngest has a copy and is enjoying it, it stood the test of time.

  6. My favourite story is Heidi because I think that it explores important aspects of human relationships and how people are not always who we expect.

  7. I love ‘The bear snores on’ its always been a favourite with all 3 of my boys. We just love it snd especially reading it in the winter time

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