Little Star and her mother have baked a delicious Mooncake and it has been carefully placed onto the night sky to cool. Promising not to touch the baked treat, Little Star heads off to bed for a restful night’s sleep. Except, it isn’t a restful sleep and Little Star soon finds herself creeping out of bed and standing right next to the Big Mooncake. Surely mama wouldn’t notice if she just had a tiny little nibble.
But one little nibble turns into lots of little nibbles as night after night Little Star cannot resist the temptation of the sweet and tasty Mooncake. Until eventually all that is left is just a pile of crumbs and it is time to bake again…
This is a wonderful picture book that is a celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and beautifully depicts the phases of the moon. As a primary school teacher, I have often taught the phases of the moon using Oreos, they make for a great alternative to a Mooncake. Next time, I might give baking a Mooncake a go instead.
I loved this picture book. It feels like a story that has been past down through the generations. The story and the illustrations are just perfect and I will definitely be seeking out more books by author Grace Lin after reading this.
Recommended for 5+.