"Kitten's First Full Moon" by Kevin Henkes. Age 2-4. Caldecott Medal Winner 2005. Sitting on the stairs, little Kitten sees what she takes to be a small bowl of milk in the night sky, but try as she might, she cannot get to it. She reaches and chases the bowl, but it always eludes her. Climbing up a tree, she sees below what she thinks is an even bigger bowl of milk. Of course, it is the moon and she gets soaking wet when she jumps into its reflection on the water. Pictures Books, Kevin Henkes, Children Pictures, Full Moon, Kittens, Children Books, Common Cores, Caldecott Medal, Bowls
Up there in the sky. Don’t you see him? No, not the moon. The Man in the Moon. He wasn’t always a man. Nor was he always on the moon. He was once a child. Like you. Until a battle, a shooting star, and a lost balloon sent him on a quest. Meet the very first guardian of childhood. MiM, the Man in the Moon. (From Goodreads)
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe — sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew. "Where are you going, and what do you wish?" the old moon asked the three. "We have come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea; nets of silver and gold have we!" said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
Minli took one step into the walled courtyard and then stopped. Countless red threads covered the ground like intricate lace. Interwoven in the red strings were thousands and thousands of small clay figures, each no longer than her finger; like a spider, in the exact center, sat the Old Man of the Moon.