A Big Mooncake for Little Star
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.
Grace Lin is a children's author and illustrator. She is the author of many books for young readers, including Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a 2010 Newbery Honor Book. She resides in Massachusetts.
* "Luminous....Lin's storytelling is both clever and radiant. A warm and glowing modern myth."
—Kirkus, starred review
"The gouache illustrations are excellent....Intriguing characters come alive."—Booklist
Lin successfully combines three distinctive and memorable elements: a fable that avoids seeming contrived, a vision of a mother and child living in cozy harmony, and a night kitchen of sendakian proportions. — Publishers Weekly
* This folkloric pourquoi tale effectively blends peaceful bedtime rhymes with the lure of irresistible snacking temptation—BCCB, starred review
"...wonderful as a bedtime book all year long."—The New York Times
* The relationship between Little Star and her mother offers a message of empowerment and reassurance. Lin's loving homage to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is sure to become a bedtime favorite.—School Library Journal, starred review
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