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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon (2004)

by Kevin Henkes

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There is a kitten who saw a bowl of milk in the sky and really wanted it. The kitten tried everything it its' power to get to the bowl of milk in the sky. But the kitten landed up short, and saw another and bigger bowl of milk and jumped in it and got all wet. On the kitten's way back home, it found an actual bow of milk on the porch waiting for the kitten. Books show that it is great to reach and chase after what you want and not to give up on the first try. The author's craft is how he used the illustration to help tell the story. It also help the story go on as in what you think will happen next. Also the author uses a bit of repetition withing the story. He uses punctuation in his writing to express the emotion within the story. He also uses certain ways of his writing to set the tone of the story. ( )
  jjuneau | Sep 14, 2017 |
This story is about a little kitten who just wanted a bowl a milk. throughout the book, it mentions all of her different ways to get the bowl of milk. This story would be good to introduce how to write a story about a time they really wanted something and had to try many different ways in order to get it. I really like this book and how it encourages to never give up on something that you really want. I highly recommend it. ( )
  LandryBender | Sep 14, 2017 |
This book would be a cute book to read to a K-1st grade class. It starts off with a kitten seeing the moon in the sky and thinking it is a big bowl of milk, so all throughout the story she keeps trying to find different ways to get to this bowl of milk in the sky, and she keeps failing, Each time she fails the author writes "poor kitten" which turns into a repeating phrase throughout the book and we start to see a pattern. Luckily by the end of the story the kitten returns home where she has a real bowl of milk waiting for her at the door. The children would enjoy interacting with the story as it is read to them, they can also read the first word of each page and can predict what will happen after each page flip to see if the kitten will get her milk In the sky or not. By the end all the students will be happy seeing the kitten finally getting her milk! This also teaches children to never give up on something that they want (if they work for something they will finally be rewarded) and it could be used to lead a discussion about a time they dealt with a similar situation. ( )
  sabrinadixon123 | Sep 12, 2017 |
This is a story about a kittens adventure to try and get the bowl of milk in the night sky. She tries and tries to get the bowl of milk, when she finally decides to go back home, where there is a bowl of milk waiting for her. ( )
  S.Hackett | Sep 11, 2017 |
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
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It was Kitten's first full moon.
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

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