Kitten's First Full Moon

Kitten's First Full Moon
Kitten sees something amazing in the night sky. It is round and white, so it must be a bowl of milk. There is only one problem: how to reach it. Her attempts result in a bug on her tongue, a tumble down the porch steps, and a dunking in a pond. Only after the kitten returns home wet and unhappy does she find a welcoming bowl of milk waiting for her.
Kevin Henkes' brief text and refrain of "Poor Kitten!" make this Caldecott Medal winner ideal for storytime and for young children to read on their own. Ingenious black-and-white illustrations are perfectly suited to the nighttime setting, and the expressions on the kitten's face are exquisite.

34 pages. 978-0062417107 Ages 3-6

Keywords: kitten, moon, Caldecott Medal, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,


Kevin Henkes's acclaimed national bestseller about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. This sturdy board book edition is perfect for little hands!

Kitten's First Full Moon is an acclaimed modern classic, from one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today. This memorable character and her suspenseful adventure are just right for the very youngest child. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night!

A concise story, large type, and luminescent pictures play second fiddle to the true star of this book: a brave young kitten who sets out into the world on a quest that leaves her bruised, bewildered, and hungry, but that ultimately leads her back home, where something special is waiting just for her. This perfectly sized board book edition introduces Kitten to a new generation of the youngest readers.

Indefatigable Kitten is a role model for all ages—taking chances, picking herself up when she fails, trying out new strategies to get what she wants, and figuring out when enough is enough.

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award.---from the publisher

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