Do you Speak English, Moon? our book review

Do you Speak English, Moon? is from Orion books, written by the author Francesca Simon and illustrated by Ben Cort. This is a lovely engaging story of a small boy and his conversations with the moon.

“It’s not lonely falling asleep when you share your days adventures with the moon…”

This is such a beautifully written and illustrated book, and when you find out the author also wrote the Horrid Henry series you can understand why. I have often asked questions to the moon when I was younger. Sometime I also found it a comfort to see it shining there in the night sky. At a time when children are often on their own, this is a lovely story of reassurance that there is someone there to listen. I loved reading about the little boys adventures, and especially love the mountain page where you need to turn the book around. I remember when the boy was small and we had a different book that you turned somehow this seemed to engage smaller children. The illustrations bring the pages to life, and looked very familiar, then I realised we had other books illustrated by Ben like the classic Aliens love underpants. I think this book is one to be read to or by all ages of children, with so much to look at and new things to spot each time you do. My favourite is the little ginger cat who hides on the pages.

Do you speak English, Moon? is a hardback book, and was published on 12th September 2013 it has a RRP £9.99, I think a standard price for a hardback book of this quality. This book has something quite magical about it and I think all children will grow to love the story. I am sure in time this book will become a bedtime classic in many a child’s home and for this reason we give it 5/5.


Disclaimer we were sent this book by Orion to review and keep, the opinions remain ours and have not been altered.


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  1. Sounds like a lovely story. Wee Z loves Horrid Henry books! Miss C loves Aliens love Underpants. Sounds like this book will please them both.

  2. Oh I love the quote, it’s not lonely falling asleep when you can share your days adventures with the moon. The moon is very popular in our house. My eldest girl has a “moon in my room” a light up moon on her bedroom wall and I bet she would love this book.
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