A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin: Book Review

A Big Mooncake for Little Star is a firm favourite from our bookshelves.

This is a lovely story of a cheeky, little character (Star), sneakily taking bites of a big Mooncake that her mother has baked.

It’s a very simple story, but what I absolutely love, are the subtle references to the moon and stars throughout.

When Star is taking more and more of the mooncake each night, there’s a lovely, double page of the moon phases…

As little Star eats the mooncake, children will see all of the moon phases

This is Ridley’s absolute favourite, and if you’ve watched our Q&A Vlog Episode you’ll have noticed she constantly refers to ‘chocolate cake’… Well THIS is chocolate cake haha! She’s extremely determined that this (her favourite book) is indeed called Chocolate Cake…

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The Children Review…

1. What was your favourite part of the story, and why?

Maya: ‘When the moon is changing shape, and it’s getting smaller and smaller! And how does her mother not notice?!’

Ridley: ‘The one when the moon was SO skinny! Because it is!’

2. What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?

Maya: ‘I learned to not eat the cake without asking!’

Ridley: ‘She just ate it! And in little pieces!’

3. Why do you think the author wrote this book?

Maya: ‘To teach kids to learn not to get stuff without asking, to not wake anyone up and about the mooncake!’

Ridley: ‘Because it was funny!’

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In conclusion. It’s definitely one we would recommend! It’s simple, sweet and includes the moon! 🤍🌕✨

L xxx