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Danny and the Moon, by Jennifer Dawson | Dedicated Review

The Children’s Book Review | December 23, 2019

Buy the BookDanny and the Moon

Written by Jennifer Dawson

Illustrated by Kelly Breemer

Age Range: 3-7

Paperback: 11 pages

Publisher: Wisdom House Books (March 29, 2018)

ISBN-13: 979-0692080572

What to expect: Space and Cats

If you think a space-themed book starring a spunky cat sounds fun, you’d be right! Danny and the Moon is an entertaining picture book starring Danny the cat, and his aspirations of visiting the moon.

Danny is a curious cat. One night he wonders if the moon is made of cheese and, with the help of his brother Kipp, he enrolls for astronaut school. Danny studies hard, finishes his training, graduates, and arrives at the moon via rocket ship. Much to Danny’s amazement, he discovers that the moon is not made up of cheese but of rocks, mountains, craters, and dust. Returning to Earth as the first cat on the moon, he gifts his family with souvenir moon rocks that tie into the unexpected dreamy ending.


Sparse and well-picked text delivers this short tale in conjunction with the cheery, textured illustrations created in myriad shades of nighttime purples. There’s some hidden humor in the artwork, too—be sure to look for the cat in astronaut school attempting to read a ‘space school’ book upside-down.

Danny and the Moon is short, sweet, and perfect for any young reader—in particular, readers who have a strong sense of curiosity and who love to giggle.

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A Note From the Author

I am so thrilled to be able to share my story of Danny and his moon adventure! I am a mother of three and a grandmother. After seeing how much my grandchild loved to be read to, I decided to put my idea into writing-and here we are! Danny and the Moon is our favorite bedtime story! ​ Danny and his brothers are truly curious cats! No matter how hard the day might have been, they are always right beside you, letting you know it will be alright. ​ Be on the lookout for more of Danny’s adventures this year!

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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