This primary book for young children introduces the moon with full-color illustrations and basic information. In beautiful, spacious layouts, children learn about lunar phases, eclipses, lunar exploration, and the moon's effect on the earth. Author Gail Gibbon's vibrant illustrations help readers visualize the movement of the moon in relation to the earth and sun, and moon exploration is explained simply, without too much overwhelming detail. Gibbons' direct style makes this book an excellent teaching tool for a first look at the moon, the earth's natural satellite. This book is visually stimulating — colorful renderings of people are striking against a midnight blue background — and filled with amazing information sure to stir the imaginations of young children eager to discover the mysteries of the moon.