Wednesday 26 February 2020

The Moonlight Zoo Book Review

There are some books that you instantly fall in love with, The Moonlight Zoo was one of those books for me.

As soon as I opened the package, I was captured by the front cover. Quite unique with its peek through shapes. Immediately drawn to the oh so beautiful, magical and enchanting imagery. Not forgetting that certain shine that gives off a different colour every time the light hits it. 


It screams fantasy.

But The Moonlight Zoo is so much more than that ...

Eva has looked everywhere for her missing cat, Luna

Then she discovers the moonlight zoo - a magical place for all lost animals.

There amongst lions and elephants she sees parrots, dogs, even guinea pigs ...

But can Eva find Luna before the zoo fades at dawn?

This is a story described as perfect for little ones who have ever lost a pet and I can say with all honesty that I highly agree with that description.

Coming from the author of Last Stop on the Reindeer Express and Space Train, The Moonlight Zoo is a peep through book that will take young children on quite the adventure.

I'd describe it as a real treat for the eyes.

Turning the pages and spying through the various die-cut shapes we get taken on an extraordinary journey with Eva.


A beautiful story, perfect for reassuring little ones who have ever lost a pet.

The palette of colours used is quite clever, various tones of blues, purples, greens and pinks. A tale that primarily teaches children about loss, can also work well as a bed time story as it is quite calm in its delivery.

Eva is a character who is wonderfully inquisitive as she travels through this stunning, unknown land - which she knows nothing about - she seems to know all of the right questions to ask. 

Showing a real thirst for knowledge, I believe this is a book that can get little ones asking more questions.

Heading deeper into the Moonlight Zoo, Eva comes across many animals, making plenty of friends along the way.


There is a soothing kindness to this book.

A peep through adventure from the creators of Last Stop on the Reindeer Express.

An intricate and heartfelt tale that is expertly filled to the brim with facts, fun and fantasy. Any child would be lucky to display The Moonlight Zoo on their bookshelf.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful book. I know a little one who would love this xx


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