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Page from bilingual children's book The Biscuit Moon

“The sun beats down relentlessly on a scorched landscape where nothing is growing. Buffalo is listless and desperately looking around for
something to eat. Then, one evening he finds a white biscuit in a small
pool of water. But, he is not the only animal to see it and a great fight begins… But all is not what it seems.”

Language Lizard is proud to announce our latest bilingual storybook offering: The Biscuit Moon is a timely and engaging bilingual tale about a distressed traveler – Buffalo – in search of a better life. The story explores the ideas of climate change, cooperation, and the need to share precious resources.


Powerful Children’s Book About Scarcity and the Need for Cooperation

In The Biscuit Moon readers will meet Buffalo and Lion, and learn about the delicious biscuit that never was. It is a meaningful and discussion-provoking story about scarcity and greed, the futility of fighting, and ultimately the wisdom of cooperation.

The Biscuit Moon is available in English with Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Karen (Sgaw), Korean, Kurmanji Kurdish, Sorani Kurdish, Lithuanian, Oromo (our newest language offering), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yoruba. 

Teacher’s Notes and Classroom Resources Available

Teachers can use this engaging story to explore ideas of climate change, how drought affects wildlife, and why it’s imperative that we conserve and share precious resources. The story can also be read as a metaphor for communities making a new life far away from home.

Extensive teacher’s notes, along with links to child-friendly resources about climate change, are available as an excellent resource for schools and homeschooling families.

To access teacher’s notes and activities that use The Biscuit Moon, visit our Free Multicultural Lesson Plans page.

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