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Ages: 3 to 5

Kitten's First Moon

Illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Greenwillow 2004

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Books You'll Want to Give as Gifts to Everyone

"What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry and inquisitive and brave and fast and persistent and unlucky... then lucky! What a night!" Thus begins this magical tale of a hungry kitten, who mistakes the moon for a bowl of milk. The shimmering black and white illustrations reminiscent of moon beams with circles and pleasing curves, yet with swiftly changing expressions compliment the rhythmic text as well as the kittens irresistible spirit.

My wish is that all kids would have a chance to begin to read with such a magical book.