Children's Lit Book Reviews
Friday, February 12, 2010
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Reading Level: 4-8
Genre: Picture Book
Award: Caldecott Award
"Henkes creates another winner in this simple, charming story about a naive little kitten who mistakes a round, shining moon for a bowl of milk."
Who would benefit from reading this book?: I think that the readability of this book is quite simple, and that even beginner readers could read this and understand it. The story is short but really cute for little children. It would be a great book to share as a read aloud, bedtime story for younger children.
What problems/conflicts could this book potentially cause?: I don't think that there are any problems or conflicts that this book would cause. It is a book meant for younger aged children but is so well put together that anyone could enjoy it.
My reaction: This is a really cute book. It is simple and there''s not much to it. As an education major it made me ponder the stages of learning. This little kitten had to learn for herself that the moon wasn't really a bowl of milk in the sky. While coming to the knowledge herself, she learned valuable lessons while on her little trek. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to young readers as it can teach them about the same steps of learning as the kitten experienced.