Papa Please Get the Moon for ME

Papa Please Get the Moon for ME

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`Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me` In this unique and delightful picture book, the story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward and upward. Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it for her. It isn't easy to climb all the way up to the moon, but he finally succeeds -- only to find that the moon is too big to carry home! The way in which this problem is solved is a joyful surprise. Here is a multi-faceted story that appeals to children visually, verbally and emotionally, and which also contains a first lesson in natural history, depicting the eternal cycle of the waxing and waning of the moon. The simple text, just right for reading aloud or for the beginning reader expresses perfectly the purity of a father's love for his child. Small readers will empathize with Monica`s longing for the moon, and will be reassured by her father's willingness to try to make her wish come true. And, on a deeper level, they will recognize that Papa is not merely fulfilling Monica's whim, but is demonstrating to her that even a seemingly unreachable goal can actually be attained. `Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me` is a book to be re-read many times, and to be treasured for its beauty and its positive message of love and inspiration.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 107 x 147 x 12mm | 100g
  • North Quincy, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0887081770
  • 9780887081774
  • 4,465

Review Text

Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size
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About Eric Carle

Eric Carle (1929-2021) was acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Have You Seen My Cat?; and TheTiny Seed. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into seventy languages and sold over fifty-five million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Children's Literature Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (CarleMuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of ninety-one. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. Find out more at Eric-Carle.com.
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Rating details

5,390 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 48% (2,583)
4 28% (1,534)
3 18% (973)
2 4% (222)
1 1% (78)

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This is a VERY small book that fits easily in the palm of my hand! Was very disappointed as I would have purchased a different copy had I known. The story and illustrations are lovely and would look great in a bigger format.show more
by Ally
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