Kitten's First Full Moon

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Kitten's First Full Moon
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Author Kevin Henkes
Illustrator Kevin Henkes
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Greenwillow Books/Harper Collins Publishers
Publication date
ISBN 0-06-058828-4
OCLC 52386414
[E] 21
LC Class PZ7.H389 Ki 2004

Kitten's First Full Moon is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. Published in 2004, the book tells the story of a kitten who thinks the moon is a bowl of milk. Henkes won the 2005 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations.[1] The book is in black and white and typeset in sans-serif. The idea came from a line in another book by Henkes, "The cat thought the moon was a bowl of milk." Henkes gradually expanded on that for Kitten's First Full Moon.


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
The Hello, Goodbye Window