Kitten’s First Full Moon: Kevin Henkes

Kitten’s First Full Moon

  • Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books

  • Publication Year: 2004

  • Brief Summary: Kitten sees a full moon for the first time and thinks it’s a bowl of milk.  She spends the night chasing after it.  Exhausted and hungry, she finally finds what she’s looking for right at home.

  • Awards (if any):

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Best Books:

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  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Color-changing milk experiment: pour enough milk to cover the bottom of a dish/bowl.  Add a couple drops of 3 to 4 different food coloring to the milk, making sure to leave some space between different colors.  Now add a couple drops of dishwashing detergent to the center of the bowl and have children observe what happens.

    • Discuss different shapes the moon can appear to us…  Other than a “full moon” (what does this mean), what other kind of moons can there be?  What causes the moon’s shape to change?

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

    • science connections

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.:

  • Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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