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The story of how one little moth gets to make a giant leap for all mothkind, there’s a wonderful message here about never giving up contained in a warm and funny adventure. Molly longs to be an astronaut and fly to the moon so, despite her mother’s warnings that it’s a long way, she sets out, all alone. After a few hiccoughs, she actually makes it too, and is lucky enough to hitch a ride back in a space shuttle. It’s lots of fun and little Molly is a great character. I particularly like the rainbow flag she and her astronaut friends plant on the moon.
Molly the moth lives in the back of an old wardrobe. She loves her home and her family but she yearns for adventure. So by day she helps her mother look after the larvae, and by night she prepares for her space mission to the MOON! It's no easy feat for a little moth to fly all the way to the moon - but Molly is not a moth to give up on her dreams.
Closing date: 26/08/2019
With adorable illustrations and the underlying message of reaching for your dreams, this is a wonderfully heart-warming and gently encouraging story. - Book Bairn
Duncan has once again created a book that worms its way into your thoughts and musings, as the underlying message of believing in yourself and following your dreams is beautifully described.We loved all the little touches and homages to space travel in this, so many gorgeous spreads as Molly's story unfolds. - Read it Daddy
I have to admit to spluttering with giggles all through this story. ... From his The Bear Who Stared debut I've loved all Duncan's picture books but with this one he reaches new heights. - Red Reading Hub
The illustrations are so wonderful - charismatic characters, atmospheric colour palettes, and humour. As is typical of Duncan's books, these themes are subtle and not laboured. I also love that the lead is a female character with ambition and a sense of adventure. We highly recommend Molly's Moon Mission. It's already become a favourite in our house. - Get Kids Into Books
The illustrations through out are brilliant and I'm so pleased that my little ladies have met a character as driven and focused as Molly. - Mamma Filza
It's a fine balance creating a picture book that combines cool artwork and a compelling storyline with an important message. But this is something that Duncan Beedie seems to have mastered beautifully. - Books with Baby
|Publication date:||7th February 2019|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
Duncan is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol, UK. He has been doodling and drawing since way back in the early 1980s, lying on his parents' living room floor, grasping a felt tip in his clammy little fist, through to his current profession, grasping a Wacom stylus in his clammy little fist. So, not much has changed, although he no longer lies on the floor to draw. He has a desk in a studio that overlooks the city. It's much more accommodating than nylon shag pile. Read a Q&A here.More About Duncan Beedie
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