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A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Caldecott…

A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Caldecott Honor Book) (original 2018; edition 2018)

by Grace Lin (Author)

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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.
Title:A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Caldecott Honor Book)
Authors:Grace Lin (Author)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages
Collections:Read but unowned

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin (2018)


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I think this book would be used more for primary level students. This book is about a mother and daughter making a mooncake together but then the little girl sneaks out every night to eat a little bit of it and when it's gone her mother notices. She says they now need to make another one together.
  Kschweppe | Apr 16, 2024 |
From Publisher's Weekly: "Lin successfully combines three distinctive and memorable elements: a fable that avoids seeming contrived, a vision of a mother and child living in cozy harmony, and a night kitchen of Sendakian proportions."
  BackstoryBooks | Apr 3, 2024 |
This book starts with Little Star and her mom making a giant mooncake and putting it in the sky. Each night, a little star sees the mooncake and eats a little piece of it. Over time, the mooncake disappears. The mom comes up and says that little star ate the mooncake again. They make another one. This is a cute story for Kindergarten or first grade. It could work well in introducing the difference between the different moon phases and observations between what is said and the pictures. I don't necessarily love this book, but it could also be a good book to have in a classroom library fiction section for beginning readers.
  haraki21 | Feb 26, 2024 |
This would be a good book for primary ages because of the short pages and easy storyline.
This book is about a young girl who baked a mooncake with her mother and left it in the night sky to rest. However, she soon gets hungry and begins to nibble away at the cake.
This book would be a great book to use when learning about outer space and the phases of the moon.
  mlutey22 | Feb 18, 2024 |
So creative! It’s a cute origin story for the phases of the moon set against black pages that make it look like the night sky. Loved both the story and illustrations. ( )
  rianainthestacks | Nov 5, 2023 |
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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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