Kitten’s First Full Moon

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Bibliographic Information: Henkes, K. (2004). Kitten’s First Full Moon. USA: Greenwillow Books.

Brief Annotation: One her first full moon, kitten sees a large bowl of milk in the sky.  She ends up cold, wet, and tired before she finds it.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Children who like stories about animals.  Children who understand what it is like to work hard for something they really want.

Rating/Response: 4 This book has beautiful illustrations, and the story is sweet.  It is also relatively short so it would make a great quick read aloud.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever seen something that you really wanted, but you had to work really hard to get it?  What were you willing to do to get what you wanted.

Reading Strategy: Free Choice

Rationale for Strategy: This book doesn’t really fit in any other category, but it is a very well written and illustrated.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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