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…


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!’


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

I hope you enjoyed this book review

L xxx