Wednesday, March 17, 2021

When the Sun Met the Moon by Simran Mohinani - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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Book Details:

Book TitleWhen the Sun Met the Moon by Simran Mohinani
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   March, 2021
Format available: hardcover
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

In this enchanting tale of the origins of the Sun and the Moon, the Sun flies across the universe on an adventure to look for someone whose light matches his own. When the Sun Met the Moon is a story filled with so much love, excitement, and equality that you won't want to put down, and can be told for years to come. After centuries of brightening up the sky by himself, the poor Sun is exhausted, lonely, and in need of some help. So, he decides to search the galaxies for someone whose light is as strong and powerful as his to help him shine down on the people of Earth. When the Sun decides to take a holiday to go on this adventure, Earth is left with its first-ever nighttime where the sky goes dark and cold, leaving people afraid to come out of their homes. Will the Sun be able to find somebody whose light is equal to his? Find out in this gorgeous love story how the Sun met his perfect Moon.

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 My Review
When the Sun Met the Moon is a cute children's book that tells the story of how the sun and the moon came together. 
Sun is tired and alone. He needs to find someone who can help him shine on for years to come, so he takes a vacation, plunging Earth into darkness. But soon, he finds the one who can help him stay strong and continue to share his brightness and warmth with others. 
I thought this was a unique story with a good message for both kids and adults. It's okay to ask for help. Doing everything alone and trying to keep going day after day with no help can cause serious burn-out (which, for the Sun, would be very bad indeed). But with the support and love of another (friends, family, etc), things do get a little easier and better. Always ask for help when you need it. That's the message I took away from this book.
The illustrations are beautiful and will thrill young readers. And while the story itself may be a bit too "mature" for some younger readers, it can easily be explained by an older reader (older sibling, parent, teacher, etc). 
I'm giving When the Sun Met the Moon 4.5 stars!

Guest Post
Retelling The Original Love Story: How the Sun Met the Moon 

Even before the tale of Adam and Eve, came the love story of the Sun and the Moon. For eons, millenniums, centuries, and decades, every living being on Earth has depended on the partnership of the Sun and the Moon. One covers a day, one covers a night. The endless folktales and fables, documentaries, and books revolving around these beautiful keepers of the sky that give us life with their light are infinite, and honoring them through art and song is one of the best ways we can bring glory to their everlasting support.

A beautiful way of looking at the origins of the Sun and the Moon and how they formed their partnership to look after our skies, seas, people, and animals of the Earth is by seeing their bond as one of the truest forms of undying love. I decided to tell my version of how they met by taking us back to the beginning of time itself, where the Sun was so tired of lighting up the sky without a break that he needed to go and find a partner who could share the responsibility with him. Enter the Moon (in my original story, she was named 'Luna'), who with her light, can help the Sun with his duties to brighten up Earth.

There are many versions of how the Sun may have met the Moon, but in the one, I choose to believe and tell, the two planet powerhouses come together for a common purpose and love each other through it all, the ups and downs, the distance, the highs and lows and the many obstacles that have come their way. Their commitment to each other and their promises to the Earth is unfaltering. I also feel like this is a great moral for children to pick up on particularly where romantic love is concerned, so their expectations can be set from a young age on what they should expect from a partner, using the neutral and natural protagonists of the Sun and the Moon. Who - as a great bonus - are the only characters you ever need to look up at the sky to do a meet and greet with at any time, date, or place.


Meet the Author:

Simran Mohinani, otherwise known as Simi Moh, was born on September 8th, 1998. She is a graduate of Northeastern University, studying entrepreneurship with a minor in global fashion. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, and now lives between there, London, and Boston. She first worked for the United Nations with their environmental conservation team before also collaborating with Amazon, Marriott, and Snupps. She published her first trilogy of books comprised of poetry and short stories which are very successful. She now owns and runs three of her own businesses in the fields of consulting, denim supply, and commercial goods. She also has her own charity: The SiMission. After college, she also worked full-time at her family business, which deals with properties in Europe. On the side, she still loves to write, which came to fruition with When the Sun Met the Moon, for your enjoyment and pleasure.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 15 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 15 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 16 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 17 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Mar 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Mar 19 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 19 - Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Mar 22 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 23 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 24 – The Book Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 25 – Icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Mar 25 - Laura's Interests – book review / giveaway
Mar 26 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 29 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 30 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Mar 30 - Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 31 – books are love – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 31 - Books for Books – book review
Apr 1 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
Apr 2 – What Polly Reads – book review / giveaway
Apr 2 - Reading is My Passion – book review
Apr 2 - I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 2 - Kam's Place – book review

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