The Night the Moon Ate My Room

The Night the Moon Ate My Room The moon was bright and full that night bigger than I could ever even remember it Maybe because it was moving towards meAfter giving the worst violin recital of his life and being laughed at by the

  • Title: The Night the Moon Ate My Room
  • Author: JesseWilson
  • ISBN: 9781620241745
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • The moon was bright and full that night, bigger than I could ever even remember it.Maybe because it was moving towards meAfter giving the worst violin recital of his life, and being laughed at by the entire school, the boy vows to never play music again Later that night, when the moon swallows up his bedroom, it shares the secrets of being a true artist, helping the boThe moon was bright and full that night, bigger than I could ever even remember it.Maybe because it was moving towards meAfter giving the worst violin recital of his life, and being laughed at by the entire school, the boy vows to never play music again Later that night, when the moon swallows up his bedroom, it shares the secrets of being a true artist, helping the boy re claim his self confidence, overcome the pitfalls of perfectionism, and believe in his own dream.Each of the five stories in The Night the Moon Ate My Room is designed for young readers to experience the joy of self discovery, valuable life lessons, and the adventure of turning their greatest dreams into reality In lyrical prose Jesse Wilson explores fundamental childhood issues overcoming adversity, discovering your courage, and the power of dreams Laurel Schmidt, author of Seven Times Smarter 50 Activities, Games, and Projects to Develop the Seven Intelligences of Your Child.

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    1. My son's music/drama teacher wrote this awesome book to help kids overcome fears and anxiety. The story makes kids understand that mistakes are okay and they actually lead to success. It has awesome drawings and an engaging story about a boy and his violin who is afraid to play it in front of others because he thinks he might mess up.The story (and the author) strive to show kids that it's okay to approach life, learning and showing others your art/music--being who you really are inside-- can be [...]

    2. The Night The Moon Ate My Room! is an engaging, lively story that really taps into the concerns and fears of our younger generation (and even the younger version of me!). The author does a really excellent job of drawing a line from the stories to real experiences and explaining to them how to find success even within the darkest points inside of us. Written in a voice accessible to children and adults alike, anyone reading this book will take away that we are all very capable of anything we put [...]

    3. This was a cute middle grade read with a great message about not giving up and following your dreams. It is a whimsical story of a boy who has decided to give up on his dream of being a violinist after a failed performance. That night he meets the moon who shares 5 stories with him of others who have succeed after failures. The stories inspired the boy to pursue his dreams and not give up after a disastrous performance.The Night the Room Ate My Room! is a cute whimsical read appropriate for all [...]

    4. I believe this book is one of those books that grabs you and pulls you in to the familiar world of growing up: having to deal with failure, emotions that you can't put into words, and the comforting world of daydreams. It teaches well through the eyes of a child how to realize the truth that a "failure" isn't the end, but only the beginning of a life long journey of experiences that can make you an amazing and successful adult full of rich and unique experiences. One of the strongest draws of th [...]

    5. As a teacher, I am always looking for books that I can add to my classroom library: treasures that my students can happen upon when book hunting that are enjoyable to read, which also strike a chord with them, perhaps even providing a lesson. Jesse Wilson's story, "The Night the Moon Ate My Room," creates an incredible connection for students with the main character, who overcomes challenges that all of them have, or will, face in their own lives. He brings to light, using a child's voice, issue [...]

    6. "The Night the Moon Ate my Room" is one of my 9 year old daughter's favorite books.She struggles quite a bit with perfectionism and we always go back to the lessons in this book. It's seen us thorugh countless nights of homework that spiraled out of control because she didn't immediately "get it". When ever she starts crying and saying that she's "too stupid to understand" we pull out "The Night the Moon Ate my Room" and read a few pages. It helps to calm her down and remind her it doesn't alway [...]

    7. I'm a resource teacher and have read this book to my students. The students struggle with learning and can get frustrated with themselves. In turn, they lose sight of their dreams because they feel like they can't do it. Running into obstacles daily affects their confidence. This book inspires them to look past their areas of struggle and to persevere in areas they are passionate about. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages because it is such a good reminder that we don't need to be [...]

    8. Follow Jesse's blog tour for chances to win THE NIGHT THE MOON ATE MY ROOM! Tour includes interviews, guest posts, reviews, and excerpts, along with ebook giveaways. Grand prize is an autographed copy along with 11" x 15" custom illustration! Check it out HERE. Ends 2/11/13 12AM ET.

    9. This is a book I pick up for my 9 year old daughter. It's always a challenge to find (good) books on character development. And I believe as a father it is so important to teach your daughter these moral and character developing lessons. 'The Night the Moon Ate My Room' had been the book to fill that hole for which I'd been looking. Artfully written and enjoyable to read as it has given me a base that I can use to teach my daughter lesson regarding self-confidence and the will to never give up.

    10. The Night the Moon Ate My Room is a very imaginative story that helps children better understand the ups & downs of life in a way that they can actually relate to. Jesse Wilson is a very talented author that creatively teaches children that every one of us is different and unique in our own way, and that it is ok. This book helps kids with self acceptance, self-esteem, self-worth, and encourages children to be themselves and to dream. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

    11. A classic is born! Tapping into the child's deep sense of wonder while facing innate and universal fears of inadequacy and rejection, Jesse Wilson creates a dream state of magical imagery woven by lyrical words meant to both awaken and heal. He accomplishes both and much more in this enchantingly unique work designed to guide children back into a place of profound self-acceptance and love. This is amazing and a soon-to-be classic for generations to come. -Cara W. Granat

    12. “The Night the Moon Ate My Room” is a delightfully imaginative book that will give children the tools to conquer perfectionism and face their fears. Children will be caught up in the unique and intriguing characters and stories and be inspired to aim for their dreams in life. Jesse Wilson is a gifted story teller with a heart and passion for children of all ages. As a mother and teacher, I highly recommend this book and applaud Mr. Wilson for his beautiful words.~Comfort Rogers

    13. I really liked this book of stories. The messages were heart warming and reminded me a lot of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery but presented in a way that is easier for children to relate to. The story about never giving up on your dreams was my favorite and I can see this book as a fun read aloud in a classroom. Overall four out of five stars. My ebook copy was provided as a part of a blog tour and giveaway at geolibrarian/

    14. A wonderfully written book that helps children (and adults) realize that differences are good, dreams are meant to be shared, and tomorrow is another day. We are each unique individuals with unique talents and the stories in Jesse's book encourage children to understand that being "me" is the best thing to be.

    15. Great read for children and adults alike! My daughter enjoyed this book so much that she read it twice in one week - once on her own, then she read it again out loud to me. It has a little bit of everything to satisfy your young reader: adventure, emotion, excitement, and peaceful resolution to problems that many children face. The author paints elaborate pictures that imaginative children love!

    16. As a teacher and a parent of 5 children who view the world through different eyesis is a perfect visual, imaginative story full of adventure and fun. Perfect read to any child and classroom.

    17. I got this free through First Read. SO awesome! Picked this up out of the mailbox on the way to town. By the time we got there, my son had read it. He's a little old for it, but still enjoyed it! He is now looking forward to reading it to my boyfriend's son when he comes up this summer! Very fun book!

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