The Door to the Moon, by Malisa Santigul | Dedicated Review
The Children’s Book Review | January 16, 2020
Written by Malisa Santigul
Illustrated by Jung Senarak
Age Range: 3-7
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Malisa Santigul (November 29, 2019) ISBN-13: 978-1733438759
What to expect: Bedtime Story and Space
The Door to the Moon is a sweet, illustrated bedtime story in which Taye discovers, as the title suggests, a door to the moon.
Taye awakens to the sound of a boom and a flash of light. His curiosity and excitement lead him across the big grass field outside his home. It is here that he discovers a big shiny door with a knob that says open. Without hesitation, he opens the mysterious door because he believes that something exciting is behind it. Much to his surprise, he sees a large staircase that leads right into space and to the glowing moon. It is here that he has an out-of-this-world experience with aliens, astronauts, and spaceships. When it is time to go home, he climbs back into bed and continues dreaming of galactic wonders.
Beyond being a story that pairs perfectly with pajama time, The Door to the Moon encourages readers to follow their curiosity. After all, you never know where your inquisitiveness will lead you. The vibrant illustrations provide vivid clarity for Taye’s dreamy experience, bringing the calming text to life in a tone that is just right for bedtime.
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About the Author
Malisa Santigul is the author of The Door to the Moon. In her previous life, she worked in education development with the UN. She now works in the fintech industry and moonlights as a fiction writer for kids and adults. When she’s not writing, she’s at her favorite jazz bar drinking a negroni and wolfing down a stinky cheese platter. Malisa is working on a number of exciting writing projects. Stay tuned and find her on Instagram @malisasantigul or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/malisasantigul/.
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