Kitten's First Full Moon
Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Kevin Henkes
Edition: Hardcover -- Plot Summary and Book Review
- Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, tells a sweet story of a kitten's struggle to get that bowl of milk in the sky. In this charming picture book, a kitten sees her first full moon and thinks that is a bowl of milk for her to drink. How much she wants it! The kitten licks, jumps, chases and runs, but she never seems to get closer to the full moon. Finally, the kitten goes back home and finds a big bowl of milk on the porch. Simple black-and-white illustrations capture the kitten's actions and emotions very well. The texts are easy to read and include repetitive catching phrases like "Poor Kitten" that will grab young readers' attention. Kitten's First Full Moon is a good children's picture book for toddlers and preschoolers.