Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me: Miniature Edition

Miniature Books | August 20, 1991

byEric CarleIllustratorEric Carle

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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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This 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 to the moon, but he finally succeeds--only to find that the moon is too big to carry home! The way the problem is resolved is a joyful...

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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 t...

Eric Carle is an award-winning, children's picture book author and illustrator whose most recognized work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book. Carle was born to German parents in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. The family returned to Germany in 1935, moving to a suburb of Stuttgart. Carle disliked high school, quitting at the age of ...

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Format:Miniature BooksDimensions:40 pages, 6 × 4.25 × 0.4 inPublished:August 20, 1991Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887081770

ISBN - 13:9780887081774

Appropriate for ages: 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have I bought this for my granddaughter and she's almost 3 years old and it's one of her very favourite books. When I first started reading it to her, I changed the names whereby the little girl had her name and the papa, became what she calls her grandfather. I keep the book at my house, and just today she asked me to tell her the story. She said "I don't have the book at my house, only at yours, and sometimes I want my daddy to read it for me when I'm going night-night, so you have to buy me one for my house". So I'm off to Indigo this afternoon to get her another copy. It's an attractive little book and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another beautiful active book from Eric Carle Author Eric Carle (The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider) excels in creating books that offer children more than words on a page -- he consistently incorporates additional elements (lights, holes(!), textures) that make the books even more interesting to thirsty little minds. In this book, a smaller portable version of the original, a girl asks her father for the moon. Fold-out pages complement Carle's unique illustrative style as we discover a looooooong ladder that reaches to the moon and back, and a magnificent four-page center spread revealing the full moon in all its glory. This fantastic tale for young children is sure to delight parents and kids
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must for Every Father & Child My daughter at the age two was absolutely fascinated with the moon. Every night she would look outside for the moon and if she could not find the moon, would ask her dad to wake up the moon. So, when I first saw this book I just knew my daughter and hausband had to share this story together. I bought the book for my daughter to give her Dad for Father's Day and it is now their favourite story. There's one thing my husband did that makes this story even more wonderful, he changed the daughter's name to our daughter's and has replaced Pappa with Daddy when reads it. So, to my two and a half year old she thinks the story is all about her and her Dad. Thank you Eric Carle for writing such a wonderful story that our family truly relates to.
Date published: 2000-09-30

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This 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 to the moon, but he finally succeeds--only to find that the moon is too big to carry home! The way the problem is resolved is a joyful surprise. Illustrated