Biscuit Moon is an allegory on migration. Believe in something badly enough and the mind can play tricks on you. A tale about Buffalo and Lion and the delicious biscuit: to fight for an illusion or co-operate for a better life. Enebor Attard’s English interpretation is designed for reading aloud by children new to English with a lot of repetition and gradual build-up of vocabulary. 34 home languages, embedded with Jesus Gaban’s brilliant illustrations, will ensure that the book stands proud on any bookshelf.
The story links to contemporary events. “Someone else sees the biscuit,” is said by Lion, the strongest, as well as by wise Squirrel, who later leads the group away from drought. And all the while greedy Vulture waits to clean up!
The cyclical narrative does not stop even at the end. The hoped-for green lands could themselves be another illusion..... There is much to explore in this book.
Biscuit Moon can be used for multi-modal multi-lingual story telling. It is published also as a wordless Kamishibai Story Prop, and an ebook with audio in English and home languages. Every page of the picture book is sound-enabled for Mantra Lingua's TalkingPENs which narrate the story in English and home languages. Biscuit Moon is a great starting-point for discussing deep topics with your pupils supported by excellent Teachers’ notes. Age range: 4 to 12.