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The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder


Yellow is Ella’s favorite color — she loves the bright, sunny daytime. But every night, as darkness falls, she becomes afraid. When her mother encourages her to look at the soft glow of the moon and fireflies dancing in the night, and to listen to the chirping of crickets and the gentle rustling of the wind, Ella gradually realizes that nighttime can be something to look forward to rather than something to fear.

With sweet, luminous illustrations by Aimée Sicuro, this story will inspire parents and children to welcome the peaceful nature of nighttime into their homes and hearts.




Keira, my 4 year old, is afraid of the dark and has two night lights in her room plus a glowing turtle. Ava, my 2 year old, goes to bed in the dark without a struggle.

Many parents face dealing with the struggle of a child who is afraid of the dark and with Daylight Savings Time approaching it will get darker even earlier.

The Moon Inside cleverly gives children a way to deal with the night by teaching us all to appreciate the night and nature under the soft glow of the moon. It’s a great book to start a conversation with your children about their fear of the dark and it works as a tool to help your child become more comfortable in the dark.

I love that the mother takes the child’s fear seriously and addresses it with understanding and a clever solution.d

The book is also beautifully illustrated, I especially love the woodland spread, it’s gorgeous!




Elva Roberts

Friday 14th of October 2016

'The Moon Inside" seems to be a wonderful book for children who are afraid of the dark. I would certainly recommend it. It asks the children to llsten for night sounds and to look at the night sky. Thank you for this information. It should be a great help to parents.

Leslie Crosbie

Friday 14th of October 2016

Cute story...I wish I had this book when my oldest son was little, he hated the dark!

kathy downey

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

What a beautiful story line,i think my little granddaughter would enjoy this.Thanks for the wonderful review!

Laurie P

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

The illustrations really are sweet! and a great story topic!