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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
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Kitten's First Full Moon (2004)

by Kevin Henkes

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This cute and fun book tells the story of a kitten who thinks the full moon is a bowl of milk, and she spends time after time trying to reach this "bowl of milk" to only be unsuccessful every time. Eventually she reaches her front porch again after a long night of chasing after the moon, and finds a bowl of milk waiting just for her. ( )
  D.Callais | Mar 26, 2019 |
This book was fun to read. I enjoyed the kitten's curiosity and persistence. The author uses negative space to create the bowl of milk in the pond and as the moon. The author also uses line and shape to show how the kitten feels at different times in the book. When the kitten is surprised or shocked, the circles that make her eyes get bigger. The line for her eyebrows show when she is satisfied or sad. Pencil is used as the medium in this book. ( )
  BMayeux | Feb 14, 2019 |
I enjoyed this book. Even though the illustrations were monotone, they really painted the scenes really well. The kitten was super cute and was able to solve his milk problem. This book could be used with an early reader for comprehension ( )
  enemory | Nov 26, 2018 |
Kitten sees the full moon for the first time and thinks its a bowl of milk. He goes on an adventure to try to get to it so he can drink it. ( )
  cms143 | Nov 20, 2018 |
This book is a cute short story about a kitten who thinks the moon is a big bowl of milk. The pictures and text describe her quest to reach the milk, and the obstacles she faces. This book would be great in a kindergarten or first grade classroom, because it features one character, simple words and phrases, and pictures that connect to the text. The main character of a tiny kitten is also an animal that many children will likely be familiar with.
  aripley16 | Oct 29, 2018 |
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It was Kitten's first full moon.
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Still, there was the little bowl of milk, just waiting.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060588284, Hardcover)

In this beautiful picture book, winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, Kevin Henkes, captures the sweet, sometimes slapstick struggle of Kitten, who sees her first full moon and thinks it's a bowl of milk in the sky.

Any child who has yearned for anything will understand how much Kitten wants that elusive bowl of milk. Readers will giggle as she tries to lick the faraway moon and gets a bug on her tongue, or leaps to catch it and falls down the stairs. In an effective refrain, the narrator repeats, "Still, there was the little bowl of milk, just waiting." The winning combination here is the simplicity and humor of the story, paired with gorgeous black-and-white illustrations with thick black lines (mirrored by the thick bold sans-serif font) and shades of grey that are as luminous as a moonlit night should be. Full-moon circles and ovals appear throughout the design: white circle full moons on the endpapers, elliptical flowers by the porch, white circles of firefly light, oval pads on Kitten's paws, and her big round eyes (especially when surprised and soaking wet). Children will love Kitten's quest and ensuing comedy of errors, but what they will love even more is that there's an actual bowl of milk waiting on the porch for Kitten. (Preschool) --Karin Snelson

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:49 -0400)

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When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

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