Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
In this different and charming picture book, the story unfolds as pages open dramatically, enlarging both outward and higher. Monica desires the moon to play with, so her Papa arranges out to get it for her. It isn’t easy to climb all the steps up to the moon, but he ultimately wins -only to see that the moon is too big to bring home. How this difficulty is resolved is a pleasant wander.
Here is a multi-faceted story that pleads to kids visually, verbally and emotionally, and which also includes a first lesson in general history, representing the continuous period of the waxing and waning of the moon. The straightforward text, just right for showing aloud or for the opening reader shows perfectly the purity of a father’s love for his child.
Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me by Eric Carle
Before Monica went to bed, she looked out of her window and saw the moon. The moon looked so near. “I wish I could play with the moon,” thought Monica, and reached for it.
But no matter how much she stretched, she could not touch the moon.
“Papa,” said Monica to her father, “please get the moon for me.”
Papa got a very long ladder.
He carried the very long ladder towards a very high mountain.
Then Papa put the very long ladder on top of the very high mountain.
Up and up and up, he climbed.
Finally, Papa got to the moon. “My daughter Monica would like to play with you, but you are much too big,” said Papa. “Every night, I get a little smaller,” said the moon. “When I am just the right size, you can take me with you.”
And, indeed, the moon got smaller and smaller and smaller.
When the moon was just the right size, Papa took it.Down and down and down, he climbed.
“Here,” said Papa to Monica, “I have the moon for you.” Monica jumped and danced with the moon.She hugged the moon and threw it into the air. But the moon kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And finally, it disappeared altogether.
Then, one night, Monica saw a thin sliver of the moon reappear.
Each night, the moon grew
and grew and grew
“Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me” Book Read Aloud Youtube Video
So what conversation will you have with your child after reading this book?
Some questions you might like to ask are:
When Monica got Moon what was her feelings?
Monica jumped and danced with the moon.
What Monica looked out of her window?
She saw the moon.
What said monica to her father?
“Papa,” “please get the moon for me.”
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