Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (Lap Edition)

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (Lap Edition)

by Eric Carle

Board Book

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In this lap-size board book edition of a beloved tale from children’s book legend Eric Carle, a father will move heaven and earth to delight his daughter.

Monica wants to play with the moon, but she can’t quite seem to reach it. This story literally unfolds as the pages extend both outward and upward, and readers will empathize with Monica’s longing for the moon as well as be reassured by her father’s willingness to try to make her dream come true.

This modern classic written and illustrated by Eric Carle is now an oversize lap board book that is perfect for sharing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481431811
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: World of Eric Carle Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 608,595
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children, including The Tiny Seed, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, and his most well-known title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart, before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold nearly fifty million copies and has been translated into sixty-five languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle lives in the Florida Keys.


Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York


Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Kalla56 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 2 yr.-old granddaughter to be read by her daddy (my son). The pages illustrate the phases of the moon, and many pages are foldouts for interactivity. My granddaughter was thrilled with the book, as was my son. Since the book is about a specific little girl who calls her daddy "Papa", if the child is too young to read, it's easy for the parent to change "papa" to the name the child calls her male parent(or to her female parent), and for the parent to substitute the child's name.
Necampos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading Level 2.3This story is about a little girl who wants the moon. Most children at some point in their life, look at the sky and wish they coudl grab the moon. This story makes grabbing the moon possible, as the dad uses a long ladder on top of a mountain to reach it. The book shows how the moon looks as the earth rotates (without actually explaining it) by showing the moon as a whole, to a cresent, and back to a whole. THe book as great pictures that flap open to larger pictures.
bkullman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Evie did not like this book until around age 1. She likes the fold-out pages.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great picture book that could be used to introduce the way the moon changes to little kids.
abruser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very beautifully illustarted and nice message. Informational about the moon cycle and inspiring to read. Children from K to adult would appreciate this book.
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute picture book that unfolds throughout the story. Monica the little girl in the story asks her father to get the moon down once it is small enough to play with. After it is small enough to carry he claims up and grabs it. But, the moon conitues to get small until its gone. Eventually it repears and grows back to the size it once started.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful-the gate folds are excellent, make the book magical. A little girl asks for the moon and her daddy uses a super long ladder and gets it for her. The moon gets smaller and smaller so the girl can play with it but it keeps getting smaller until it disappears. Fun way to learn about the waxing and waning of the moon.
kclopez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Monica wanted one thing, to play with the moon, even though the moon looked so close she could never reach it. Monica asked her father to please get her the moon, so her father got a very long ladder and took it to the highest mountain and climbed up to the moon, and told the moon that his daughter Monica wanted to play with him but that the moon was much to big. The moon told him that each night it gets smaller and smaller, when the moon was the right size Monica's father got grabbed the moon and brought it to Monica. Monica played with the moon but the moon kept getting smaller and smaller until it disappeared right back to the sky and became the great big moon it once was. This is a great book to introduce the phases of a moon to a students.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a short story about a girl who wants to play with the moon, sending her dad to get it. We go through a half a month until the moon is small enough to take home, and then it disappears - but it comes back in the sky in the next half a month.Several of the pages have fold-outs of some sort, most noticeably the big spread where the full moon talks to Monica's father. These fold-outs are a little delicate, possibly too delicate for the small hands who expect to use board books. You might want to wait until your child is older and then simply get the bigger, non-board edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice story which combines fiction with a science lesson about the phases of the moon. The pop ups are very nice and add interest to the story. Just a few words per page keep the child's interest. Nice illustrations.
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Draygonfly_mom More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book. I like it in the board book version. It seems more solid and is easy for my little one to handle. I like the different pop ups.
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great story, my kids loved to read it over and over and were imagining the situation
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Eric Carle is a favorite and usually pick one of his books as a gift for parents of new babies, new babies, toddlers, etc. His books are always colorful, creative and incite imagination.
Grandmaeducator More than 1 year ago
My preschool grandson loves this one. He likes to talk about how the moon changes in size and he loves the fold out pages. It is a cute story. Reminds me of my grandfather telling me he would get the moon for me if I wanted it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves the moon and was so excited when I read this book to her. We replace the little girls name with her name. She asks for this book every night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My teacher got this book for me and I used to read it like crazy! I love Eric's stories. This one has to be my favorite!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so wonderful. My father used to read it to me every night before bed. I still have my original version and plan to read it to my children someday. I'm buying this book now for little cousins so they can also enjoy this book. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves to read and has tried to do so since the age of 2. She loves stories that explain things and this book is excellent. Without getting too complicated, it describes the phases of the moon and provides easy to read text for all ages. I also teach two year olds in a daycare center and they love all of Eric Carle's books and this is sure to be a favorite.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've read James Thurber's Many Moons, you will recognize the concept. Carle's illustrations will entertain pre-schoolers. For kids over 4, stick to Thurber's version.