Luna and Helio The Eclipse by Gina Keulemans (Book Review)

Luna and Helio is a fictional tale of the Sun and Moon,and of their place in the solar system. It is a story of how one day Luna must stop Heliofrom making a very big mistake. it is a heart-warming tale of friendship and the value of helping each other to do the right thing, even when it isn’t easy.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Reedsy Discovery. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


Luna (the moon) and Helio (the sun) help Earth, but they couldn’t agree on which had a more vital role. Their arguments led to important facts about the sun and the moon. Helio, the biggest and brightest star in the solar system, helps warm up the planet and helps things grow. Luna guides people through the darkness, such as fishermen. During their spat, Helio (sun) shouted that he planned to move closer to Earth, which all the other planets quickly voiced their opinion on why that would be a horrible idea. Helio is stubborn and thinks he knows best. Many parents can relate to their children thinking they are correct, and parents are clueless. No amount of talking will change their mind. That’s what occurred in Luna and Helio: The Eclipse. Helio’s mind was made up; he was moving closer to Earth.

Helio’s stubborn actions could’ve been disastrous without the quick thinking of Luna and the eight planets in our solar system. However, instead, Helio’s actions caused what earthlings call an eclipse. They are spectacular to see, and we have an annular solar eclipse crossing North, Central, and South America this October! 

I recommend reading this story for fun or in preparation for the annular solar eclipse crossing the Western Hemisphere later this year or the total solar eclipse happening in April 2024. Creating a viewing apparatus so your family and class can watch the amazing display safely is a great idea, too! 

Luna and Helio: The Eclipse gives basic information about the sun and moon’s usefulness that is easy for preschoolers to understand. The book could inspire a research project about our sun, moon, and planets. 

My recommended reading age is three years and older. The illustrations are quite lovely, and the story is educational but doesn’t overload young minds with a thousand facts. 

Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score:  ❤❤

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Meet the Author

This is Gina’s first published children’s book, she lives in London with her husband and has two grown up children. Gina worked as a P.A in advertising before donating her time to raising funds for Cancer Research UK, Gina now spends her time working on her creative side.

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