Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:
This beautiful black and white picture book tells the story of a kitten who thinks the moon is a bowl of milk. That sets her on a quest to reach this desirable object—a quest that, of course, does not succeed. But it does lead to lots of comic situations that leave the reader rooting for the innocent little animal. Despite her many travails, the story ends on a happy note as the kitten returns home to find a real bowl of milk sitting on the steps. The book has everything one would want in a story for young children—terrific images, wonderful ideas and powerful emotions.
Have your children read Kitten’s First Full Moon? What did they think of the book?
Kitten’s First Full Moon sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Reading for Kids.” Have a book you think belongs on our shelf? Let us know in the comments below.
Dr. Marion Blank is a world-renowned psychologist and expert on the development of literacy and language in children as well as the creator of the “Six Skill Integrated Method” for teaching children to read. Prior to creating the Reading Kingdom online literacy program, she created and directed the Light on Literacy Program at Columbia University. She has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and books and developed numerous award winning teaching and assessment programs. Dr. Blank is also a recipient of the Upton Sinclair Award which honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to education.
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