Week 5 Discussion 2: Non-fiction Text

Week 5 Discussion 2: Non-fiction Text

The non-fiction text I have chosen is “The Moon Book” by Gail Gibbons. The information contained in this is considered as accurate and well-researched, describing natural facts regarding the moon and the sky. It is a non-fiction book because it states facts about space. Gail Gibbons is an American author of children books. Born in Illinois, she studied graphic design and finds passion in working with bright, bold, and beautiful colors on top of writing non-fiction articles.

The Moon Book is properly organized, providing details regarding the moon, how it was made, its size and shape. For instance, she states that the moon has a diameter of around 2,000 miles, and providing information regarding astronomers and orbit. She also states that the moon was formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago. Generally, the book includes background information about the ancient stories of the moon and why humans got interested in exploring the moons.

The book has visual elements that keep the reader interested in reading the book. Its features are clearly illustrated, and it can be used to teach children regarding various aspects of the moon. It can be a good source of knowledge for children about the world around us such as solar eclipse.

The writing style is appropriate for children and can make them quickly understand the moon and its properties. The language used in the book is children-friendly and the facts contained inside can help them learn new vocabularies and engage them to read more to explore the world around us and its wonders. The book can be used in science classes to enable students to learn about the history of the moon, how it came into being, and when it was formed. The book gives detailed facts regarding the moon and the history of the space.


Coats, K. (2013). Children’s literature & the developing reader. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.