Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Book - 1986
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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. Some pages fold out to display particularly large pictures
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1986]
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780887080265
088708026X
Branch Call Number: PIC Carle, E 1986
Characteristics: 25 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

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ksoles Mar 03, 2015

In his quintessentially magical way, Eric Carle brings the father-daughter bond to life in "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me." When little Monica, amazed by the splendour of it outside her window, tries to reach for the moon, she becomes saddened to realize she can't touch it. Her father then takes Monica outside to gaze at the evening sky and she requests, “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me”?

Seeing that it means so much to his little girl, Monica’s father attempts to climb to the moon. He goes up a ladder, up the side of a mountain, up and up still higher. When he finally reaches the moon, he discovers that he can't carry it so he waits for it to shrink and become small enough to hold. In the meantime, both Monica and the reader learn about the cycle of the moon and how it waxes and wanes.

Yes, one could easily read Monica as a spoiled brat and her father as a pushover parent but, for the less cynical, this proves an endearing and heartwarming story, a timeless tale of love, trust and family bonds.

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tinadanielle
Feb 18, 2014

The hard cover copy we borrowed had a page missing and another one fell when we opened it. It is well worn.

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