A Big Mooncake for Little Star

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Perfect Picture Book Friday

BigMooncake.jpgA Big Mooncake for Little Star (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018) by Grace Lin is such a lovely book. It reads like a legend that has been passed down generation after generation.

Little Star's mama bakes her a Big Mooncake and lays it onto the night sky to cool. Little Star promises not to touch it until Mama says she can. But . . . in the middle of the night, all Little Star can think of is the Mooncake. She thinks Mama won't notice if she takes a tiny nibble. Then the next night she remembers how sweet and tasty that one bite was. And the next night, and the night after that . . .

Little Star is adorable. I like the repetition in the story. I love the bright art on a black background. I love the ending. The book is sweet and tasty! Read the dust jacket where Grace talks about what inspired this story--it's very cool.

Grace Lin is an award winning author. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a Newbery Honor book. All Grace's books are books for the child she was who didn't have books that represented her. You can hear more about the author/illustrator in this touching Ted Talk here.

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