Kitten's First Full Moon

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Kitten's First Full Moon
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illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes, and published by Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers
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Henkes employs boldly outlined organic shapes and shades of black, white and gray with rose undertones on creamy paper to tell a simple story of a kitten who mistakes the moon for a bowl of milk. The moon, the flowers, the fireflies' lights and the kitten's eyes create a comforting circle motif. The gouache and colored pencil illustrations project a varied page design that rhythmically paces the spare text.

"Thoughtful design, from the front jacket with reflective silver letters to the final image, sustains a completely satisfying read-aloud experience," said Caldecott Award Chair Betsy Hearne. "Kitten's frustration and eventual triumph--emotions familiar to young children--find artistic expression in a meticulously crafted book with classic appeal."

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 10:31
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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 10:32
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