Sun Moon Daughter by David D. Fix

23 Aug

Hey before I get to today’s review… did you see it? ‘What’ you ask?? The little widget on my side bar. The Accelerated Reader one? Well, if you look at it, it took me two days into the school year to reach my sixth grade requirement of 50 points. πŸ˜‰ Of course I am a loooong way away from beating my personal goal of 1505 points, but keep watching! I am REALLY excited this year because there are a bunch of kids in school telling me they want to beat me! I say – ‘BRING IT ON!‘ It is AWESOME that this is getting kids to read more! WOO!

Enough of this silliness! On to today’s review!


Sun Moon Daughter

by David D. Fix andΒ Steven G. Hamming

32 pages – ages 4+

Published by Hearth Productions LLC (2013)

The Sun and the Moon loved each other. They had a daughter, Grace, whom they loved very much (Grace lives on Earth). One day, the Sun and Moon started to argue. There were storms in the skies of Earth because Β they fought so much. Grace thought it was her fault the Sun and Moon were fighting. Grace didn’t know why they couldn’t all be together.

This is a very interesting book on divorce. I like how it has the sun and moon (two things that can’t possibly be together) as parents. It explains why the sun and moon are in the sky at two different times and relates it to a divorce situation. Both parents love Grace, but Grace is confused. In the book, there are discussion points and questions relating to the story and divorce that parents and children can talk about. I think books like this are important for kids and parents going through a divorce situation. It may help kids talk about what they are feeling and help them understand. The illustrations are very nice to look at and the story is appropriate for any age.

Five out of five bookworms for Sun Moon Daughter.Β fivebooks

39 Responses to “Sun Moon Daughter by David D. Fix”

  1. Catherine Johnson August 23, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    A good resource book then, Erik and I love books with the moon in. Great job on the reading!


  2. jama August 23, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Congrats on already meeting your grade 6 requirement! Shall we call you Speedy Gonzalez? πŸ™‚

    Thanks for reviewing this book. It’s interesting to see how authors handle difficult topics like divorce.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      Thanks! I already hit the highest number you can get to get a reward (besides beating the record/hitting 1000) – 200! πŸ˜€ (P.S. Who’s Speedy Gonzalez? Is he the Mexican Mouse from Looney Tunes?)


  3. rnewman504 August 23, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    Congrats on the reading! Enjoyed your review.


  4. stanleyandkatrina August 23, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Sounds like a good book.
    So, next year you will have to beat the sixth grade goal in one day, right? πŸ™‚
    It is fantastic that you are inspiring other kids to read – way to go.
    Will you be seeing our favorite, author, Rick Riordan, in PA? We are anxiously awaiting the posting of tickets and would love to meet you there.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

      I will TRY to be there!!! (We live about 2 hours away!) I’ll let you know if I can go Katrina. It will involve me begging lots and lots to my parents! Well, next year I’ll try to beat the SEVENTH grade goal in one day! πŸ˜€


      • stanleyandkatrina August 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

        Oh, of course, well you should be the Sixth grade goal in what, an hour. πŸ™‚ We hope to meet you! ~Neighbor Girl & Cool Mom


      • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

        Try 10 minutes. πŸ™‚ I hope to meet the Cool family! πŸ™‚


  5. Kirsten Larson August 23, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    That widget is really cool. I’ve never seen it before. And thanks for this book about divorce. I’ll keep it on file in case I know of someone who needs it. Hopefully not.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      Well, really, that widget is just an image. I made it via Powerpoint. πŸ™‚
      I hope you don’t need to recommend this book. 😦


      • Kirsten Larson August 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

        Oh, I thought it was a cool widget that was going to automatically update. You are so handy, I’m sure you could program something. In the meantime, your PowerPoint skills are impressive. πŸ™‚


      • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

        WELL, my Mom helped me set the first one up… But thanks! πŸ™‚


  6. Angela Brown August 23, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Glad to see you’re already on a roll with your accellerated reading program and that it has other kids eager to read πŸ™‚

    The book you reviewed today is certainly one that sounds much needed for children dealing with divorce situations. Not just children, but parents as well as sometimes they may not realize how their interactions are confusing others.

    Thanks for sharing this one today.


  7. Patricia Tilton August 23, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Yes, I noticed your total a few days ago. How does the point system work? It can’t be a point per book? And is it limited to MG/YA books or can you include other books. There are some very advanced PB for kids, like the Mangrove Tree.

    Enjoyed your book review — very unusual way to present divorce to kids. It sounds interesting. Nice review!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      For AR – every book has a point worth. So far, the lowest I’ve seen in points is 0.5 points (for picture books) and 49 points for big big books (like the 4th Eragon book). You take a test, which question amounts vary, from 5 questions (PBs), 10 (normal) and 20 (big big books), and you get points. That’s how AR works. πŸ™‚
      Thanks Ms. Tilton!


      • Patricia Tilton August 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

        You’re doing a lot of reading, but you’re doing a lot of work! You must have a photographic memory. πŸ™‚


      • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

        ME? A photographic memory?!? WOW! I didn’t know that! Thanks! (now, if only I could find my trumpet musicbook… πŸ˜‰ )


  8. Genevieve Petrillo August 23, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I like this approach to divorce. I hope Mom never divorces me. Wait. What?

    Love and licks,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

      I don’t think… Mom will… divorce you Cupcake. But just to make sure, make your head softer. πŸ˜‰


  9. readingwithrhythm August 23, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    I like that cover a lot. It’s kind of a weird, interesting way to present a difficult issue. Nice review! I’ll be cheering you on to your new record!


  10. Robyn Campbell August 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I love books like Sun Moon Daughter, Erik! It sounds wonderful and such a great book for kids who need it. (And there are a lot of them.)

    YaY you! You’re on your way to beating those kids. It’s great that they want to read more and that’s because of you. Let the competition begin! BRING IT ON! πŸ™‚


  11. Susanna Leonard Hill August 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Sounds like a good book and a fresh and interesting spin on helping kids cope with divorce. Good luck with those Accelerated Reader points – 1505+ or bust! πŸ™‚


  12. clarbojahn August 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Like the others this book sounds like an interesting way to bring up the problems with divorce and kids usually blame themselves. So true to life. Glad there is a picture book about it.

    I, too, am in awe of the amount of reading you do. I love your goodreads reviews also. πŸ™‚


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 26, 2013 at 6:42 am #

      Thank you Ms. Bowman-Jahn! πŸ™‚
      This is a great book about divorce. I think it could really help some people too, sadly. 😦


      • clarbojahn August 27, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

        Yes, sadly!

        thanks though! I’ll remember it!


  13. Darlene August 24, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Very impressive fior the start of the year. It is good to have competition. We are all cheering for you. The book review is well done, as always.


  14. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews August 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I see you are already meeting the basic goal!! Can’t wait to see how you end up doing – good luck! πŸ™‚ Thanks for another great review – that book does look pretty great.


  15. KidLitReviews August 25, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    Only 1505? That is like 3 points more than last year. Push yourself. Go for 1600! 1700! How about 2000! I have no idea how this works but I know you can do it!

    Nice review. I have it down for next week. You beat me to this one. I’ll get the next, whatever it might be. Liked your cover! (can I say that pre-tour?) πŸ™‚


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 26, 2013 at 6:51 am #

      Technically, 1505 is 1.1 point(s) bigger than last year’s points (1503.9). But everyone rounds it up to 1504, so I just added 1 point. I HOPE to get 1600, 1700, or 2000, but my parents told me to just break my personal record (1503.9) and the school’s (1503.9), so I’m aiming for 1505 (for now 😎 )!

      Cover? What cover? πŸ˜‰ Glad you like it! πŸ˜€ Well, what do you HAVE (to review) next? πŸ™‚


  16. Myra GB August 28, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    Congratulations you accelerated reader you! So well-deserved! And I am glad that the other kids in your school seem to enjoy the challenge of beating you to your goal – that means more children reading, which is always awesome! The Sun and the Moon has a good theme – kind of reminded me of the book that I bought while I was in Bratislava entitled KlΓ‘ra a MΓ‘tohy written by bestselling author Petra Nagyova Dzerengova who also happens to be the Deputy Mayor of the City – her theme also touches on divorce and how a child deals with the situation. Haven’t fully read the English translation of the novel yet, but I have a feeling it’s bound to be really interesting too.


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