Book Review- The Moon Wants to be Spotless White

My fascination for stories began when I was around
seven years old. I fell in love with the stories that formed a part of my
school curriculum. Even today I love reading Tinkle, Champak and Children’s
story book, so when author Priya Narayanan approached me for the Book Review, I
immediately said yes.

The title of the book made my seven year old
daughter curious and she instantly asked me, “Why does moon want to be white?”
And then we both started uncovering the secret mission of the moon.


vain Moon is devastated when he finds out about the dirt patch on his otherwise
pristine white self. He wants to be scrubbed and cleaned by Dhobi Kaka to
regain his spotless beauty. The moon cunningly manipulates Mitu into helping
him out in this mission. 

how will Mitu get the moon down to be cleaned? 

kaka be able to restore the moon s spotless beauty? 

Mitu be turned into an owl for not keeping her promise? 

in the fun-filled adventure of the Moon, Mitu and Dhobi Kaka, as the trio set
out on their mission to help the Moon become spotless.

Look at the cute moon….


by my seven year old daughter

Mumma had promised me that Priya aunty, an author
will be sending me a children’s book. I was very excited when the book came on
a Saturday afternoon. I immediately sat to read the book. I read it aloud. I
changed my voice as per the characters of the book. Our ‘Speech and Drama’ sir
has taught us to shift our voice according to the characters. He says that it
makes the story more interesting.

Mitu is a small girl who loves to sleep just like
me. She keeps staring at the beauty of the moon every night. One night the moon
starts to talk with her. The moon is sad because it has a very dark patch. It
asks Mitu to help her. Mitu loves the moon and can’t see it cry. So she agrees
to help the moon. She and Dhobi kaka make a secret plan to make the moon white,
without the patch.

I loved the cover of the book full of colours. I
liked Mitu, as she too loves to sleep and watch the moon. Mitu looks very cute.
I loved the drawings in the book. I enjoyed reading the story of Mitu, moon and
Dhobi kaka. I also read out the story in front of my friends. They also loved
the story. After reading the story I wondered, what if the moon spoke to me one
day. What will I reply?

Priya aunty thank you for sending the book. I want
to read more stories, so please write more books.


The story is very simple, yet a profound message is
conveyed through it. The language is very simple and easy to understand.
Children above six years can easily read the book on their own. For small
children, parents can read this wonderful and heart warming story of

The ‘Meaning
of Indian Words’
at the end is a guide for the non-Hindi speaking readers. The
illustrations done by Sunita Mitra are very beautiful. The illustrations are
perfectly placed in between the story and that beautifies it even more. The
font size is perfect for young readers. One thing that impressed me is the
climax, which conveys a significant message to the young mind.

I am sure by now you all are very curious to know
how the story unfolds, but I can’t reveal more. You have to buy the book and soak
yourself in the imaginary world of Mitu. This book is a perfect
birthday/Christmas/New Year gift to your child or children you know.

Go ahead
and grab a copy of this book from Flipkart.

Which book are you currently reading, tel me more about it in the comments. Find how to make more time for reading, here. A very powerful post by Preeti Shenoy.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Love and Gratitude,

PS: Join me this month with your comments, suggestions and stories, as I write a post everyday.

2 thoughts on “Book Review- The Moon Wants to be Spotless White

  1. I changed my voice as per the characters of the book. Our ‘Speech and Drama’ sir has taught us to shift our voice according to the characters.

    Such a cute post from ur Daughter. If u don't mind saying, the talented daughter has beaten the mom in the review:)

    1. ya ya…she was so eagerly waiting for the book, that she didn;t allow me to read it for two days. She loved it….and she told me that she wants to write the review. I helped her with it.

      Thank you Vishal for your lovely comment, I shall show this to her. I am sure she will be very happy.

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