Kitten's First Full Moon

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HarperCollins, Mar 2, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
716 Reviews

What a night!
The moon is full.
Kitten is hungry
and inquisitive
and brave
and fast
and persistent
and unlucky . . .
then lucky!
What a night!


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Adorable pictures and a happy ending. - Goodreads
The pictures in the book are very bland. - Goodreads
Text is done in large, easy to read font. - Goodreads
This is a sweet book with sweet illustrations. - Goodreads
Easy to read and understand for younger children. - Goodreads
I felt the illustrations were lacking as well. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jared - Goodreads

A fun story about a kitten's misapprehension that the moon is a bowl of milk. The kitten tries a number of things to drink it, all of which fail in gently amusing ways. The illustrations are all black ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julia Troike - Goodreads

High contrast illustrations, great for young eyes. Simple story. Whimsy of full moon, kitten, enormity of space. Recommended for toddler set. Ambitious prek-2nd graders may enjoy reading this alone or to a younger sibling. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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