Welcome to one of the March 30th stops on the blog tour for When the Sun Met the Moon by Simran Mohinani, organized by iRead Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for reviews, author guest posts, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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Author Guest Post
Introducing Out-of-this-World Equality to Children’s Books
In this day and age, we are seeing the need to educate the next generation of children on important human values from a young age more than ever. With corruption, crime, and conflict being at the forefront of our television screens every evening; the world as a whole begs for the importance of morals and lessons being imparted on our kids through all they do for a chance at a brighter future.
When writing my new book ‘When the Sun Met the Moon’, I thought about the values I find most important in sharing with our youth. The first thing that came to mind was equality. The second – duty and service. The roles that both the Sun and Moon play to keep us alive and healthy daily should fill us with gratitude, if we were to personify them, they would speak of how they tirelessly fulfill their duties no matter what obstructions come their way.
Although neutral and gender non-conforming, the mystics and astrologists from all walks of life generally hail the Sun with strong, masculine energy and the Moon with a more delicate, feminine energy. The balance of these two beings brought together infers the same integration we see with the partnership of Yin and Yang. Two opposites acting as complete equals to get a job done.
This was the message I worked on portraying in the book. Allowing children from a young age to associate true love with being an equal partnership; two counterparts allowing each other to grow and evolve by being supportive and unrelenting with their loyalty. Telling a story with such beauty, yet speaking on such a neutral forum has been a zealous experience, and it fills me with pride and joy knowing that I could bring a slice of other-worldly equality to a love story as bright as the tale of the Sun and the Moon!
About the Book
When the Sun Met the Moon
by Simran Mohinani
Published 2 March 2021
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 38
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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.
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to When the Sun Met the Moon by Simran Mohinani as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title through iRead Book Tours. Thank you to all involved! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
When the Sun Met the Moon is a beautifully illustrated children’s storybook in rhyming verse that tells the story of how the sun needed a partner to help light the Earth’s sky at night and went out in search of a partner. It’s an adorable celestial love story, and a cute way for young children to imagine the relationship between sun and moon while they’re too young to comprehend astrophysics.
My three-year-old loved the pictures and the sound of the rhymes, so I think this is quite suitable for preschool-aged kids as a bedtime story.
About 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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