A Big Mooncake for Little Star

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin is a 2019 Caldecott Honor winning picture book, and for good reason. The artwork pops against the lush black night background, and the sweet but mischievous Little Star’s facial expressions add another dimension to the story. Little Star and her mother make a Big Mooncake, and every night, Little Star sneaks out of bed to eat another delicious bite…until, one night, there’s nothing left except a luminescent crumble. Little Star’s mother follows the trail back to Little Star, and they make another Big Mooncake.

Rooted in the “quiet joy, love, and beauty” of the Chinese Mid Autumn Moon Festival, Grace Lin has created a story with legend-like qualities. A beautiful book, indeed.

Do some fun activities related to the book, or make mooncakes of your own.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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