Everybody loves moon. When he is round and full and comes on the sky in his full glory he looks like a king -wearing a silver crown, silver gown, silver shoes and in his hands holding a silver wand. When his majesty sits on the silver throne and waves his wand, the magic of the night begins. Hundreds and thousands of stars come out to salute their king. Little fairies begin to dance flapping their shimmering tiny wings and everywhere the king sets his glance it becomes silvery. The trees begin to shine, the fruit if it catches the rays of moon turns into silver. The farm mouse when he runs into the open field is seen by nobody but the moon and turns into a silver mouse. The king loves children so he surely peeps into their rooms to check if everything is alright. He comes to your room too when you are sleeping and you see him in the dream. In India also he is loved greatly by children, so much that they call him Chanda mama-that means moon, the uncle.
I will tell you the story of moon the king when he was small like you. Little moon said to his mother, “Mother I have to travel from east to west every night. Some nights are very pleasant. I enjoy thoroughly. But some nights are very cold and I shiver. I feel cold. When I peep through the windows I see children tucked inside the warm rugs. I feel miserable. Even the animals don’t come out in cold nights. I feel lonely and miserable. Mother ,why don’t you stitch a warm gown for me and a pair of woollen socks for my cold feet?” Mother was very sad for her son. She said “My child the problem is your size that changes each day. One night your are so small that you just shine like a thin line. And then your size increases so much so that one night you are full and round.” Moon was only a child at that time but he was very intelligent. He said to his mother, “In that case you stitch for me several gowns of different sizes and many pairs of woollen socks. I will keep the clothes in a closet just as children keep their clothes and drawing books and colored pencils in their small closets.”
Mother agreed with this idea. She took one month to stitch fifteen pairs of clothes of different sizes and fifteen pairs of woollen socks. It was still two months for winter to come. Baby moon was excited because he would wear his new clothes. The day he first sensed the north wind around he wore his first gown. Oh he was looking so charming. He kissed his mother, said goodbye to her and went out for his journey. He was very comfortable and warm and cosy and enjoyed his night.”