Parents' Guide to

Kitten's First Full Moon

By Marigny Dupuy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Kids will connect with Kitten and her dilemma.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

children wanted for an exciting reading

I think this was a very cute and funny book. even though it talks about a kitten, i feel that children can relate to it. I am pretty sure that children have wanted something so bad that they keep trying even though they never get it. this book offers great illustration that kids can enjoy. the book offers a combitation of gouach and colored pencil. I think that the illustrations being black and white add to the story. i really like the character of the kitten. she is well driven and strives for what she wants, even though she couldn't get it. I posted this review on Henkes, K. (2004). Kitten's first full moon. New York: Greenwillow Books

Is It Any Good?

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The book's nostalgic atmosphere, combined with the simplicity and subtle emotional power of the story, make for a charming and memorable tale. This is prolific author/illustrator Kevin Henkes' 34th book for children. Known for his brightly colored, humorous picture books such as the Caldecott Honor Book Lily's Purple Plastic Purse and the #1 New York Times bestseller Wemberley Worried, Henkes uses a new style with KITTEN'S FIRST FULL MOON. In black and white with muted grays, the pictures are reminiscent of a classic 1940s film.

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