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
  • 5,260

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 is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children, including The Tiny Seed, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, and his most well-known title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart, before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold nearly fifty million copies and has been translated into sixty-five languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle lives in the Florida Keys.
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Rating details

4,276 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 46% (1,983)
4 29% (1,249)
3 19% (803)
2 4% (186)
1 1% (55)

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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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