Children’s Book Review: Harvey and the Moon Bus by Jill Stanton-Huxton


Harvey and the Moon Bus is such an adorable read! Harvey, a little grey cat, sees his friends board the moon bus and with giving it no further thought, he decides to get on the bus too. Little does he know what exciting adventures await him.

I loved the educational background in this book. My 7 year old and I read this book one evening as her bedtime story. Not only did we both love the book and the super cute characters, but it also gave us lots to discuss. Harvey, as adorable as he might be, does not always make the best decisions and together we explored what he could have done differently.

Harvey and the Moon Bus is a lovely read about friendships and adventures. A story we have read several times over already and are hugely looking forward to the next instalments.


JILL STANTON-HUXTON grew up in Buckinghamshire and has a BA Honours Degree, a Diploma in Humanities and a Diploma in Literature & Creative Writing from the Open University. She has had non-fiction articles, short stories and poems published in magazines, local newspapers and online. Jill has been a volunteer judge on the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition for the last two years, marking stories in the 5-9 year range. She was also the winner of The Buckinghamshire Family History Society Alan Dell Memorial Award for 2013.

The idea for the characters in the book came from her own childhood and family pets. The inspiration for the book comes from our beautiful and charismatic Norwegian Forest Cat, Macavity. He is six years old now and has become a local celebrity in the neighbourhood,” says Jill. With so many of Macavity’s cat antics to choose from and the fact that I’m always making up stories in my head … it was only a matter of time before Harvey materialised

I plan on writing more books in the series … what adventures will Harvey and his friends go on next? Only time will tell,” says Jill. Harvey and the Moon Bus is the first in a planned series of Harvey books.

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