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Kitten's First Full Moon
Kevin Henkes
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Kitten's First Full Moon (Japanese Edition)

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Japanese edition of 'Kitten's First Full Moon' winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, Kevin Henkes. The little kitten sees her first full moon. She follows it, but cannot reach In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Fukuinkan Shoten/Tsai Fong Books (first published March 2nd 2004)
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I have been reading Kevin Henkes’ works ever since I was a child and every one of his children’s books always featured mice as the main characters. Well, imagine my surprise when I finally found a book by Kevin Henkes that was about a cat! “Kitten’s First Full Moon” is a Caldecott Medal award winning book by Kevin Henkes and it is about a small kitten who tries to grab a bowl of milk in the sky (the moon!) “Kitten’s First Full Moon” is a truly cute book that every child would definitely love for
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like many other Caldecott books, this could also succeed without the words, but in this case they're so lovely to read (and hear) aloud that they enhance the story, imo. Of course I'm already a fan of Henkes and so am predisposed to enjoy this, but I do believe I'd love it even if I hadn't known the author already.
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple, sweet story with Caldecott-winning cuddly charcoal style artwork about a kitten who, in her wide-eyed innocence, mistaken a full moon for a bowl of milk. The ensuing adventure is full of mistakes and disappointment but a welcome treat is waiting for her at the end of it all!
Very cute story. The kids loved it!
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture
What a lot of adventures an unsupervised kitten can have!
Casey Brock
Nov 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grade Level: (K-1) Beginning K would be able to listen and then eventually read and 1 would be able to read independently.

Henkes uses interesting artistic angles in the story. His lack of color provides a nice night time atmosphere. It allows the reader to focus mainly on the kitten and the moon, the two basic things in the story. Also, the moon seems to grow and get larger each page as the kitten appears to try to get closer to the moon. The thick blank lines give the story a child-like, fun a
Sarah Sammis
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pc, read-in-2009
Kittens First Full Moon is written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes and is a Caldecott Medal Winner (2005). In black and white line drawings it tells the story of a young kitten out to explore during a full moon. Unfortunately for the young cat the moon looks like a big bowl of cream.

The illustrations are done in the style of a graphic novel or manga. They are bold, expressive and could easily carry the story without the text. Sometimes my daughter just likes to leaf through the book to admire th
Scott Rhee
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
My daughter loves "Kitten's First Full Moon", and what's not to love? Kevin Henkes's adorable picture book is about a kitten who sees a bowl of milk in the sky and tries to drink from it. In actuality, it's a full moon, and the kitten's attempts to capture it result in ever-increasing troubles and misadventures. Thankfully, it ends on a high note.

Henkes, who also writes young adult fiction, is apparently an award-winning writer and illustrator of children's picture books as well. This particular
Things I liked:
-kittens (duh)
-expressive, thick, black and white illustrations
-very cute-funny
-the kitten's experiences figuring out what something new is (thinking the full moon is a bowl of milk) is also an experience kids have
-the repetition of "poor kitten" which is really fun to say and then the change to "lucky kitten"
-the repetition of the quest to get it, then "still, there was the little bowl of milk, just waiting"
Samantha Mestnik
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This is a really cute book about a kitten who mistakes her first full moon for a bowl of milk. The story is adorable and the artwork is astounding. The writing is simple yet fun and the character of the little kitten is strong, she is well driven and strives for what she wants, even though she couldn't get it. . Henkes draws with charcoal and the black and white illustrations seem to actually evoke moonlight. This book would be best suited for new reading because of its simplicity but I do see h ...more
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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.
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