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Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,392 Ratings  ·  174 Reviews
Chinese edition of the pop-up book "Papa Please Get the Moon For Me" by Eric Carle.
Published (first published December 1st 1986)
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Rob
Nov 06, 2008 Rob rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: little spoiled brats that have everything except a grasp of logical, natural consequences
Shelves: with-holden
What kind of message was Eric Carle sending here? The "Papa" in this story is a hopeless push-over -- the way that little girl bosses him around! Going for whimsy and fantasy is one thing but this little brat has done nothing to earn the heroic feat that her father performs. And then she acts all surprised when the waning moon disappears? She looked old enough to have put together the pieces of lunar dynamics on her own.

I will say this though: the way the pages fold out is extra creative. For th
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Elissa Still
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me is about a young girl named Monica who loves the moon. She tries to reach the moon but she can quite make it, and so she asks her father to get the moon for her. The reading level of this book is kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Comments/observations: This book, like many of Carle’s other ingenious books, has an interactive element and the pages literally fold out and pop up as the reader goes through the story. This book is heartwarming as it shows a fathers lo
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Kenna Hall
Apr 25, 2015 Kenna Hall rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tch-lrn-307
This is a story about a young girl who asks her dad to get her the moon so she could play with it. The girl's father then does what he can to get her the moon. Eventually though the moon starts getting smaller and smaller until it eventually fades away. The girl is very sad until later on the moon reappears in the sky, big and lit up again. This book is a great way to show 2 different themes. One is about family and how the father did whatever he could to get that moon for his daughter. This boo ...more
Paul Farbman
Mar 23, 2014 Paul Farbman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kindergarten - First Grade
The artwork and book design enhance the telling of this tale about what a father will do for his daughter.

The collage style used in many of Eric Carle's books is especially evident in this story. You can see the different strips of paper combined to form the grass, house, moon, and large mountain. The degree to which Carle blends these papers actually makes them seem to have a painted quality. My favorite element of the illustrations is how the blue background of the night sky enhances the sooth
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Mexy Gonzales
The book entitled “Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me” tells the story about a little girl who wants to play with the moon, but no matter what cant reach it. So instead she asks her father to get it for her and once he succeeds in using a long ladder the moon is too big. So he waits for the moon to get smaller and then brings it to Monica. This is such a great book. This book would be awesome for a classroom when learning about the moon’s phases. The book falls under the topics of perseverance, so ...more
Randi Goodnight
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle is about a young girl named Monica who wants to play with the moon. Her Papa sets out to retrieve the moon for her, but struggles climbing all the way up to get it. When her Papa finally succeeds in climbing up to the moon, it is too big for him to bring it back. Monica’s Papa cleverly waits for the moon to become smaller in the sky so that he can bring it back to her. This book has a great theme of love and perseverance. Monica’s Papa loves Monica ...more
Shauna Walters
Apr 12, 2015 Shauna Walters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: t-l-307
This book is about a young girl who asks her father to get the moon so she can play with it. Once the father got it for his daughter and she had it in her possession, it gets smaller and smaller until it disappears. Soon though one night a sliver of the moon reappears and every night gets bigger again. There are a few themes in this book that are great for young readers to see. First, it is about love and demonstrates a father’s love for his daughter, and how he would try to do anything for her. ...more
Jason
Aug 29, 2012 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-challenge
Sure, it sets impossible standards for myself as a father whose limits are planted firmly within reality. And sure, it plays fast and loose with the laws of physics. But my two-year-old loves it, from the angular paintings to the fold-out pages, from the daddy and daughter to the moon and stars. And isn't that all that really matters?
Allie
Apr 30, 2014 Allie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a little girl who asks her dad to get the moon for her. Her dad sets up a latter and starts heading to the moon. Throughout this book it shows the stages of the moon and why each night the moon is a different size. It explains why during the day the moon goes away and the sun comes out. Throughout this book some pages pop out and turn into one big page, other flip down, and others flip up which keeps the children's attention because there is a lot of movement. After reading th ...more
Meghan
Jul 07, 2015 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-my-son
Sweet story, with soothing illustrations. Great bedtime book.
Kaia Calhoun
Dec 18, 2014 Kaia Calhoun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the illustrations and the story!
Nicholas Linsk
Jan 31, 2014 Nicholas Linsk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
This book was good is many different ways. The story centered on the strong bond between a father and a daughter. He would do anything for her including giving her the moon. The author showed this in a clever manner. Beside the main story he used popups to illustrate measurements such as length with the page opening out, height with the page opening upward, the magnitude of a full moon with both pages opening to a huge moon. He also explained the phases of the moon with the moon going from full, ...more
Alexis Espinosa
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me is a picture book that has pages that unfold the story as readers turn each page. The main character Monica wants the moon to play with her so she asks her papa to get the moon for her. The moon is high but he gets it, the only problem is that it is too big for him to bring it home.

Comments/observations: My emotional readers response was that the interactive illustrations engaged the readers and overall made the book more interesting. The story was good and the t
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Jack Kirby and the X-man
Aug 25, 2009 Jack Kirby and the X-man rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jack Kirby and the X-man by: New York Public Library
I generally am not a huge fan of Eric Carle - but he does do the novelty book well. The little-finger-sized holes in The Very Hungry Caterpillar were true genius - and in this book he takes the fold-out-page to another level.

I also like the text-to-picture sizing - with 95% of the page taken up by illustrations.

It could be a really useful book to start a conversation about the moon and astronomy in general.

What I don't really like is the plot - which is, like most of Eric Carle's books, paper th
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Rebecca
Jan 20, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
sigh
Hayley Swanson
Dec 03, 2013 Hayley Swanson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember “reading” this book as a child on VHS, on the “Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories” tape that my mom got me as a kid (which also included the “Very Quiet Cricket.”) This was my first time experiencing the book in book form as opposed to animated film form. It was an interesting experience.

The little girl in the narrative asks her father to get the moon for her, since she is too short and can’t reach it, but she wants to play with it. Her father fetches a very long ladder, clim
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Amy Clinton
Sep 19, 2013 Amy Clinton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 642
"Papa, please get the moon for me" is about a little girl who wants to play with the moon. Her father tries to climb up to it and bring it down, but it is too large. The moon tells him that he gets smaller each night, so they waited until he was small enough to bring home and play with. The little girl played with the moon until it dissappeared. It then reappeared in the sky the next night.

This is a really cute toy picture book that allows the reader to dream big. The illustrations were made by
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Sarah Zarymbski
Sep 17, 2015 Sarah Zarymbski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eng261
I really liked this book because I thought the main thing it focused on is family, and how no matter how big the task is your family will always try to do the impossible for you. I love my family, especially my parents, and I know that they will always be there for me to do anything I need them to. I thought the illustrations were incredible and that it would easily get a child's attention while reading it. I think this book would be a fantasy picture book because of the beautiful pictures and t ...more
Sylvia
Okay, I first need to say that the standard placed on parents from this book is impossible.
Now, the way I see this book is that it has two lessons to share. First lesson is to the parents to not get pushed over and bullied by their children no matter how much they want to give them the moon, the world, everything. The second lesson is to the children. No matter how much you want something, be happy with what your parents do for you to have what you do have.
Alyn
Jan 30, 2014 Alyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't care about the bratty little girl that demanded the moon or about the father that gave in to get it for her.

I thought it was a fun and easy read. My 5 year old certainly enjoyed how ridiculous it was. A super long ladder to set on top of a mountain to get to the moon? He laughed over it and he loved the huge moon. I'm thinking it's just the adults who saw how bratty the little girl was and thought that she didn't deserve the moon and that her dad should have told her to clam it when sh
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Summer Cull
Apr 15, 2013 Summer Cull rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This story is not only artistically pleasing, but has features to the book itself that young children would love. There are pages that must be folded out, flipped up, and unfolded to reveal a moon twice the size of the book itself. The illustrations are done in an abstract, yet quite simplistic oil painting technique that emphasizes form and movement.
Monica looks out her window every night and sees the moon. She wishes to play with it so her father agrees to get the moon for her. As the nights
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Relyn
Jun 09, 2011 Relyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lawsonland
Our summer school theme is NASA and space this year. So, I am teaching fiction and non-fiction about the moon, stars, and aliens. We have lots and lots of cool plans. For example, we are designing our own life-sized aliens, having spaceship races (decorated Frisbee), writing poems about what the moon is really made of: green cheese, milk, white chocolate, a pearl... Their ideas are vast and fun. As a part of summer school, we are reading tons and tons of moon, star, and alien related books. I'll ...more
Samantha Stenberg
This book was about a girl who wanted her dad to get the moon for her. He got a huge ladder and put it on top of a tall mountain to get the moon and bring it back for her. This book could be used to teach moon phases because they are clearly identifiable and I read this aloud to my field experience class when they started their moon unit.
Madelyn
Sep 04, 2015 Madelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great picture book that also tells a great story. It is incredible how the father helped the child be able to play and dance with the moon. I think that it teaches children to shoot for the moon and have a huge imagination. It had very vivid pictures and the story line was just advanced enough for students to comprehend.
Tianna Davila
I was a big fan of Eric Carle books as a young child because they were easy to read & the illustrations are beautiful. I read this book in kindergarten & I fell in love with it because I grew up without a father. I was envious of any girl real or fictional who had that relationship. So my rating is purely based on childhood dreams.
Aimen
May 05, 2014 Aimen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really like the spoiled brat of a character. At first it starts of with, "Papa, please get the moon for me" and next thing you know it's: "Papa, please get the new Mercedez-Benz for me", "Papa, please get the new iPhone for me". For a children's book, this conveys a terrible message for younger kids. Did not like.
Hilary
I loved this book! It has beautiful, fold out pages, and even one pop-up page!

Basically, the little girl in the story wants her father to get her the moon! It's all lovely until he actually gets it for her. It waxes and wanes, something my preschool story time audience just couldn't quite grasp. They couldn't understand why one day it disappears entirely.

We did had a little talk about pretending because really no one can have the moon! It's too high! This Papa loves his little girl a lot to tr
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Autumn Dow
Dec 16, 2014 Autumn Dow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me is a sweet story about what a loving father will do for his daughter. Eric Carle's gentle paintings and words make it an excellent book to read at bedtime. The flip-out pages are fun for children and they really illustrate the idea of the moon being very, very far away.
Miri
Feb 04, 2015 Miri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I feel like the big moon centerfold was put in upside down because the pages on either side didn't make any sense. Maybe someone repaired it incorrectly. So it made the story a little pieced-together, but as usual Carle's illustrations are lovely and that's really why you read his books.
Wendy Daniel
May 09, 2014 Wendy Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lis-4700
I like this book for the illustrations and the simple story. Kids often think that their papas hung the moon, so it's a very appropriate text for children ages 2-4. The fold out picture is very large and very fun. I think this is a book that represents print motivation and print awareness.
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Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around ...more
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