Caldecott Medal Winner 2005
Interest Level: elementary
TYPE: Picture Book
SUMMARY: This is a book about a kitten that sees the moon and thinks it is its bowl of milk and is determined to get to it. The pictures are in shades of black, grey and white. With these three colors alone, Henkes shows the kittens facial expressions to let you know exactly how the kitten may be feeling as he chases, stumbles, and jumps for what he thinks is his bowl of milk, he eventually gets his bowl of milk when he returns home.
The authors website:
About the author along with lessons plans for his different mouse books:
A Kitten’s Year by Nancy Raines Day
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
KEYWORDS: kitten, milk, moon, playful, sad, happy
Anybody who has had any experience with kittens can see the playful kitten in this book actually behaving in this manner. This is a wonderful book that allows you to feel, though the kitten’s facial expressions, the frustrations he goes through to get a bowl of milk.