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A Big Mooncake for Little Star (2005)

by Grace Lin

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Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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This book is great for intermediate students and is a great book to understand the Asain Culture. This book is about a young girl and her mother and shares their special bond between mooncakes. You will be taught that mooncakes are a special tradition to the Asian culture as well. This mooncake helps represent the different phases of the moon as the young girl takes a piece of it each night. ( )
  Ana_Coronado | Apr 19, 2021 |
Nice book for early readers. I love the illustrations in this book. A great bedtime story; It follows a daughter and their mom. A story of "travesuras" that kids can relate too. It also invites children to use their imagination and to stay curios. ( )
  Adelmi | Apr 18, 2021 |
This is a beautiful book for intermediate students. It tells a lovely story about a mother and daughter, and includes very sweet illustrations within its pages. A mother tucks her daughter in for the night, but the daughter sneaks out of bed to find the big mooncake her mother had made, she eats and eats, each time revealing different shapes of a real moon. The daughter looks like she is floating in space eating the moon, and at the end she works with her mother to make another big mooncake. This book is helpful because of the beautiful way it portrays Asian culture, and the food of this culture. I would use this book in a read aloud when we are talking about the solar system, in order to introduce the phases of the moon.
  ledambrockman | Apr 9, 2021 |
Primary; Fiction; This story is a bout a mother and daughter who bake a mooncake and each night the little star (daughter) takes a little bite out of it. The author uses this as a creative way to explain the phases of the moon and the traditions of the Asian holiday, Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. In the sweet story the mother and daughter then use the crumbs of the mooncake to make another one. This is a great book for a class library or a read aloud before a rest/nap time in early education classrooms. ( )
  MaggieRemy | Mar 22, 2021 |
This book would be great for primary to intermediate grade levels. The story is an easy read, short and simple words with the illustrations that depict the story. The story is about a girl named Little Star as she bakes a mooncake with her mom. She is told not to eat any of it but of course she does and gets transported into the sky as she continues to eat it. I would recommend this in my class because it's a sweet book and a fun story to follow with great imagination. ( )
  AliyaChin | Mar 22, 2021 |
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For Hazel(nut), my own little star

Special thanks to Ranida and the McKneally family
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Little Star's mama laid the Big Mooncake onto the night sky to cool.
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Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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