First Edition of Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Signed by Eric Carle

  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.


Item Number: 5347

New York: Picture Book Studio, 1986.

First edition. Quarto, original glossy boards. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me is a stunning picture book, drawn in thick, brilliant brushstrokes of blues and greens and reds that dazzle the eye. Monica wants to play with the moon, but can't reach it, so she asks her father to get it for her. Ingeniously designed with several fold-out pages, the books opens out horizontally to show a very long ladder Papa fetches, opens vertically to show him climbing the ladder above a very high mountain, and unfolds into a huge spread of the full moon, where the ladder has led Papa. But the moon is too big for him to carry, so he waits while it grows smaller, until finally it is the right size to bring home to Monica. She jumps and dances and frolics with it, but it keeps shrinking, until one day it's gone. But not for long: a thin sliver soon appears in the sky, growing larger and becoming full once again. A splendid introduction to the monthly lunar cycle, this is also a wondrous work of art that will stand up to countless readings.

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