Kitten's First Full Moon

Kitten's First Full Moon

Board Book - 2004
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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. Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Publisher: New York : 2004. Greenwillow Books,
ISBN: 9780062417107
Branch Call Number: BB HENK


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Apr 22, 2019

Charming illustrations and a sweet little story-line.

ArapahoeCarina Dec 19, 2016

A kitty and the Moon are the characters of this story. Very creative and funny story about a kitty which was so hungry that thought that the Moon would be a big bowl of milk. Monochrome illustrations. Caldecott Award.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it. Themes - Cats, Moon

carinmilburn Aug 28, 2015

I love this book. Lovely. Adventurous with a message about home. The drawings are perfect. I'll be buying this one as a gift

OPLKids Jul 31, 2015

My favourite part was when Kitten finally got her milk.

KRockstar10 Apr 26, 2013

Poor kitten is having a rough night chasing that bowl of milk in the sky.

jeffjardine Aug 10, 2012

This is a great book for preschoolers. Kitten shows persistence in her struggle and is redeemed in the end.

Mar 16, 2012

Great Book! I'm an adult and I love this book. Would make a good bedtime story. The illustrations are wonderful! For children and adults alike. Especially all cat-lovers!

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Apr 26, 2018

zalison thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 4


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Apr 26, 2018

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it. Themes - Cats, Moon. Perfect Illustration. Good for toddlers 2-3 years old.


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