Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me by Eric Carle

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In this unique and delightful picture book, the story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward & 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! The way in which this problem is solved is a joyful surprise

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This is one of famous stories for kids which has been adapted from the original work of Eric Carle, ‘Papa, please get the moon for me’

One of a young girl, Monica who peers out her window and is greeted by the moon, which to her seems close by. Hoping to play with the moon she stretches her arms out, but try as she might she is unable to grab the moon. She asks her father, “Papa, please get the moon for me.”

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He grabs a very long ladder, and places it atop a very high mountain until he reaches the moon. As the moon gets smaller Monica is eventually able to play with it and she is overjoyed. She dances while the moon continues to shrink. Eventually it becomes only a silver sliver. But then it reappears in the sky, and grows again to its original size.

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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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