“When Kitten sees a great bowl of milk in the sky, she tries everything to get it. I love this entire book, from the simplicity of black and white pictures to the amazing tone created by the word choice. This is more of a fun book. Although it could tie in with learning about the moon or baby animals.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Kitten thought the moon was a bowl of milk. He chased it but never got close (including climbing a tree). When he went home there was a little bowl of milk waiting for him. ”Kelli Connolly wrote this review 14 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“kitten thinks that the moon is her bowl of milk and is trying to get to it.”Anna Schmitz wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a good book for pre school kids”danielle wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a cute story about a kitten seeing the moons reflection everywhere and thinking it's her milk bowl.”Lauren wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Summary: On a bright clear night, Kitten goes out on a journey to find this big bowl of milk. She encounters many obstacles which makes things complicated. Will she ever get that bowl of milk?
Review: This book has beautiful illustrations and is written in such a simplistic fashion, that young students will most certainly understand it and enjoy sweet Kitten.
Other books to connect/pair to: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes and Old Bear by Kevin Henkes.
Delicious Quote: "Still, there was the little bowl of milk, just waiting."”
“The book is about a small kitten who sees the white moon in the sky and thinks it’s a bowl of milk. Of course, being a feline, she wants it. So, she leaps for it, jumps for it, runs after it. Nothing works. At the end of the book, she comes home to a bowl full of milk on her porch. Though she doesn’t specifically get the moon, she does get what she thought it was, a bowl of milk.
This book can be used in a classroom environment for teaching children the idea of thinking something is a certain way, and realizing it’s not. Also, the child realizes that what she has waiting for her at home, is much better than what she had originally wanted.”
“When Kitten sees a great bowl of milk in the sky, she tries everything to get it. I love this entire book, from the simplicity of black and white pictures to the amazing tone created by the word choice. This is more of a fun book. Although it could tie in with learning about the moon or baby animals. ”Willow wrote this review Monday, April 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A little kitten mistakes the full moon for a big bowl of milk and goes on a fruitless quest to get it. After a long night of discouragement the kitten goes home to find a big bowl of milk waiting on her front porch.
Themes: Discouragement, Working Hard
Curriculum Connections: This book could be used in a creative writing unit with young elementary students to help them use more vivid verbs in their writing. This book would be an excellent mentor text for a lesson. It also could be used in a unit on cats to give a narrative perspective of the life of a cat.
“A small kitten notices the full moon and believes it to be a nice bowl of milk. The kitten attempts in many ways throughout the story to "capture" the mysterious milk. In the end, she returns home, feeling sad, to find a real bowl of milk waiting for her.
This book was awarded the Caldecott medal for its illustrations. There is no color, which at first I found odd, but began to like as I read the story.There are pages that break the illustrations into four different boxes which help to show the movement of the story as the kitten attempts to get the moon. I also thought that the shading of the pictures added a new dimension to the black and white.
My favorite part of this book reads "So she went back home--" and is followed by a six panel illustration showing the kitten going home. The pictures show the movement beyond what the text tells the reader and it also adds emotion by showing the feelings of the kitten.”
“Summary: This mischievous and determined little kitten is willing to do anything to get the moon for which she thinks is a scrumptious bowl of milk. After the kitten discovers that what she has been searching for on her journey is not a bowl of milk after all, she heads home with an empty tummy. She finds a nice big bowl of milk waiting for her.
Review: This story is very cute and clever. You just want to reach in to the story and scoop up the kitten and give her a bowl a milk! I was happy that the kitten finally received a bowl a milk after all of the hard work she put in to get one. I like the subtle message that the book gives to its readers; if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again because you never know when good things will come your way.
Books to pair: Repetitive books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Delicious quote: "There was a little bowl of milk in the sky and she wanted it. So she closed her eyes and stretched her neck and licked. But kitten only ended up with a bug on her tongue. Poor kitten. "”