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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Hardcover – Picture Book, August 28, 2018
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|A Big Bed for Little Snow||I Am an American||Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same||The Year of the Dog||Where the Mountain Meets the Moon|
|Share Grace Lin's award-winning books with children of all ages!||Artfully introduces young readers to their first snow through striking illustrations and heartwarming moments.||Introduces young readers to the young man who challenged the Supreme Court for his right to be an American citizen and won||Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.||A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.||A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, this is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.|
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018
"The gouache illustrations are excellent....Intriguing characters come alive."―Booklist
Lin successfully combines three distinctive and memorable elements: a fable that avoids seeming contrived, a vision of a mother and child living in cozy harmony, and a night kitchen of sendakian proportions.
― Publishers Weekly
* This folkloric pourquoi tale effectively blends peaceful bedtime rhymes with the lure of irresistible snacking temptation―BCCB, starred review
"...wonderful as a bedtime book all year long."―The New York Times
* The relationship between Little Star and her mother offers a message of empowerment and reassurance. Lin's loving homage to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is sure to become a bedtime favorite.―School Library Journal, starred review
"Lin's vibrant gouache paintings are a stellar fit for this story...this is a gentle, beautiful book for all."―BookPage
"In this bedtime read that sounds like a lullaby, a child longs to eat a mooncake she baked with her mom. Each night she secretly takes a bite, bringing about a new phase of the moon."―Parents Magazine
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About the Author
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (August 28, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316404489
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316404488
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD430L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.88 x 0.38 x 11.38 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First, the illustrations are stunning. The background of every page is shiny black with the mooncake and Little Star’s pajamas jumping off the page.
Second, the story is so relatable to little kids. Little Star can’t help herself. She takes bites of the mooncake every night and trails crumbs everywhere.
Finally, what a beautiful fable about the cycle of the moon! I try to be intentional about sharing fables and stories from multiple cultures with my kids, and this story/fable is awesome.
My 4-year-old son said, “So, I think this story must be true. The moon does change just like that!” What a perfect springboard for discussing the role of stories in understanding our world! (Not that he got what I was talking about. He pretty much believes the story is true still. But a better conversation with my 7-year-old!)
A wonderful book for one on one storytime.
Top reviews from other countries
At the beginning of this book, Mama and Little Star are making a mooncake. Little Star is told not to eat it, and leaves it in the sky as instructed throughout the day. But come nighttime, she forgets to resist temptation and pat pat pats her way over to nibble it. Over the coming nights she repeats this, and we see the moon pass through all the phases until eventually all is left is a trail of glittery crumbs, and it is time to make another.
Little Star and her mama are beautifully illustrated with warm, tender expressions, and Little Star's cheeky face and excited dash to the mooncake perfectly capture the mischief of childhood.
This is a stunning addition to any bookshelf and a great way of introducing the topic of the phases of the moon.