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

by Kevin Henkes (Author)

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Title:Kitten's First Full Moon
Authors:Kevin Henkes (Author)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2004), Edition: First Edition, 40 pages
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Tags:picture books, Caldecott, Caldecott Medal

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

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This bicolor board book can be read to many ages. The illustrations can tell the story. The book’s words also give the reader a sense of what Kitten feels and experiences. Main character, plot and setting are all easily identified. ( )
  nadinetrapold | May 18, 2019 |
I liked the simplicity of the story, mirrored by the black and white drawings. The vocabulary is simple - cat, bowl of milk, moon, tree, bug. There is a story of venturing out and returning home, the beginning of epic! and it's an introduction to metaphor as the kitten mistakes a full moon for a bowl of milk. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
This book was fun to read and I think young children would enjoy it. The kitten sees the full moon in the sky and thinks that it is a bowl of milk. She is persistent and determined to get the bowl of milk from the sky. She keeps trying and keeps failing and finally makes her way home, sad and defeated. There is a bowl of milk left on the porch for her. A great story for young children who want to go on a silly adventure with a kitten. ( )
  tejennin | Apr 24, 2019 |
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 |
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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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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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