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This is my daughter’s favorite book. At 8 months old my daughter’s three most favorite things were kitty, milky and the moon– so this book was an instant hit. I worried that black and white would be boring for her, but the illustrations are so beautiful and full of contrast our entire family loves to read it and look at it, day after day. The book is an adventure type, so reading it is never dull. She is 23 months now and remembers the words in the book and acts out each scene. Super cute!As an additional bonus, this book helped me wean her at 21 months. Prior to weaning, this has been a book that was read prior to her passionate and highly anticipated — evening mama milky sessions. Kitty is her hero, so realization that he/she is drinking from the bowl, has drastically changed her motivation. She went from wanting, what was familiar to wanting what was cool. After attempting to drink from the soup bowl she moved on to the very tall bowl –cup. Highly recommended and surprised this book doesn’t have 400 or more five star reviews. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review In this beautiful picture book, winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, Kevin Henkes, captures the sweet, sometimes slapstick struggle of Kitten, who sees her first full moon and thinks it’s a bowl of milk in the sky. Any child who has yearned for anything will understand how much Kitten wants that elusive bowl of milk. Readers will giggle as she tries to lick the faraway moon and gets a bug on her tongue, or leaps to catch it and falls down the stairs. In an effective refrain, the narrator repeats, “Still, there was the little bowl of milk, just waiting.” The winning combination here is the simplicity and humor of the story, paired with gorgeous black-and-white illustrations with thick black lines (mirrored by the thick bold sans-serif font) and shades of grey that are as luminous as a moonlit night should be. Full-moon circles and ovals appear throughout the design: white circle full moons on the endpapers, elliptical flowers by the porch, white circles of firefly light, oval pads on Kitten’s paws, and her big round eyes (especially when surprised and soaking wet). Children will love Kitten’s quest and ensuing comedy of errors, but what they will love even more is that there’s an actual bowl of milk waiting on the porch for Kitten. (Preschool) –Karin Snelson –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Kitten’s First Full Moon Board Book Board book – September 15, 2015 by Kevin Henkes (Author, Illustrator) Review
Why would a greyscale kitty book be awesome?First, Even on the cover you can see the heavy line weights and contrast. This book can be read by nightlight! Ours was the squishy bluebird light you may have seen around. Second, It has great hooks. Flip through the sample pages Kitten, moon, wanted it, yeah yeah, stretched, licked. .A BUG on her TONGUE!!! The child is now a mass of giggles and thoroughly hooked. ..and if not, the next vignette will do the trick. It’s a kitty book. ..but bugs and bruises hook the boys too!Third, the story is simple, but adds a new adventure every three pages to maintain attenionFourth, at the same time it has a repetitive element (kids like that) (and that’s THEIR line to "read") and slows the pacing until. ..Kitten home . ..and fed. ..and asleep. And so is your kid! And It didn’t take Samuel L Jackson! -Read Reviews-
My daughter fell in love with this book the first time we read it to her. We were reading the hardcover copy. As she grew older she started to want to hold the book. My husband and I worried she’d accidentally rip the pages so we went in search of a more durable version. Fortunately there is a board book version. Now she holds the book while we read a and turns the pages with no worries of her accidentally destroying it. I also love reading the story to my daughter. The story is cute and I love the sections with predictable text. I feel it is good to have those moments in stories for children to "read" with you as they get older. Not to mention the adorable illustrations. Kevin Henkes is one of my favorites.
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