Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me

Summary:

Little Monica sees the huge moon in the sky and asks her daddy to pull it down for her; he does, the moon shrinks and disappears, and reappears in the sky.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

If you like Carle's artwork you'll love sharing these extra-wide foldout pages with your kids.

Content Awareness Factors:

Feminists will have a fit: Monica asks her Daddy to get the moon for her, and he does. (Woman needs man to get something for her; woman literally asking for the moon; etc.)


Little Kid Reaction

S/He was not horribly interested. The pictures are colorful but story makes no sense.

Parent Reaction

We can take it or leave it. The fact that the moon in the story shrinks and disappears, as the moon in the sky does, will be lost on some kids.

Type of Book:
Lots of fold-out pages with Carle artwork.
Educational Themes:

The story teaches the phases of the moon, as Papa waits for the moon to wane and be small enough to carry home to his daughter.

Reading Level:
2.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. See if you like it, and see how you're child does with the pages. The fold-outs are nice, but they're still paper.

Title Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
Author Eric Carle
Publisher Picture Book Studio © 1986
Illustrators Eric Carle
ISBN 088708026X
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature
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