How the Moon Became Dim is inspired by an ancient Hebrew text about the Sun and Moon's creation. Originally, both were the same size and emitted an equal amount of light. The Moon wished to be brighter and more powerful than the Sun. The Master of the Universe taught dear Moon how her value was equal to the Sun and how her special beauty and power is exactly as intended. This valuable teaching helps children learn to discover their own inherent value - just as they were designed by their Creator . An early lesson on dealing with envy and jealousy.
Author, Ruth Wiseman, uses this story to encourage young readers the importance of self-acceptance and the value of their own particular talent - their light for the World.
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I can’t wait to share How the Moon Became Dim with the children who come to my library classes. I love it for so many reasons. I love that the moon is comforted when she doesn’t get her wish fulfilled and comes to understand her own value. This is an important concept for children to grasp - that each of us has our own strengths. In addition, How the Moon Became Dim can be discussed on several levels with different ages. The moon’s varied functions can be explored from being the source for Rosh Chodesh and therefore the Chaggim, to the science of the tides and more... I also love the bright and vibrant colors of the illustrations. How the Moon Became Dim is sure to be a much requested title in our library! - Bonnie Morris, Librarian, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, PA
What an absolutely beautiful book for children - and parents - and teachers - to enjoy together! The illustrations are magnificent, and the message about jealousy is profound and life-changing. A valuable gift for all! Bracha Goetz, Author of 33 books to help children's souls shine: http://www.amazon.com/author/spiritualkidsbooks-brachagoetz