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Kitten's first full moon /

by Henkes, Kevin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New York] : Greenwillow Books, c2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780060588298; 0060588292; 0060588284 (trade).Title notes: BRA $15.99 1/15/2007Subject(s): Cats -- Fiction | Animals -- Infancy -- Fiction | Moon -- FictionAwards: Caldecott Medal/Honor, 2005Summary: When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>What a night!<br> The moon is full.<br> Kitten is hungry<br> and inquisitive<br> and brave<br> and fast<br> and persistent<br> and unlucky . . .<br> then lucky!<br> What a night!<br></p>

Wilson's Children, October 2010

William C. Morris Award, January 2005

School Library Journal starred, April 2004

Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.), January 2005

Book Links (A.L.A.), March 2009

Booklist starred, February 2004

Pub Weekly, February 2004

Kirkus Starred, February 2004

New York Times, May 2004

Horn Book, May 2004

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


K-3 Follett Library Resources.

Caldecott Medal/Honor, 2005

BRA $15.99 1/15/2007

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Horn Book Review

(Preschool) Henkes takes a break from his signature mice--and from illustrating in color--to tell this sweet story about a kitten who thinks the full moon is a bowl of milk. The black-and-white forms, with subtle gradations of gray, are larger and more solid-looking than Henkes's usual work, with less interior line. Nevertheless, the kitten, whose white fur glows against the charcoal-gray sky like the moon she desires, is sprightly and expressive as she fails repeatedly (""Poor Kitten!"") to get at that milk. Small children, for whom the rhythmic, action-oriented text is just right, will appreciate the gentle slapstick of the kitten getting a firefly on her tongue when she tries to lick the moon and getting drenched in the pond when she tries to drink the moon's reflection. Anyone who has ever watched a cat spasmodically pounce and chase for no apparent reason will enjoy the imaginative, unpretentiously poetic method Henkes reads into this madness. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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