#blogbookaday: A Big Mooncake for Little Star

14 Sep

A Big Mooncake for Little StarSummary:  “A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin.

Pat, pat, pat…

Little Star’s soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she’s not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can’t resist a nibble?

In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A sweet story about the love shared between a little girl and her mom as they bake a large mooncake. Mom asks Little Star not to touch the mooncake, but Little Star forgets each night as she nibble a little bit more of the mooncake. Eventually, the mooncake is nothing but crumbs and Little Star and Mom get ready to make another one!

Personal Reaction: The dark pages with the bright yellow mooncake and Little Star’s pajamas explain the phases of the moon in a new and unique way. What I also liked about this story is that Grace Lin wanted to share the same feelings of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, one her favorite Asian holidays. Although not focused specifically on the Festival, I loved that I can now go in search of more information about the Moon Festival as it’s something I’m not familiar with. This would make a great choice for a STEM storytime to pair with Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin for a nonfiction look at moon phases as well.

Title: A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Author: Grace Lin
Illustrator: Grace Lin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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