There is something about stars that gets one….well….starry eyed. They have this dream like quality. The idea of something that one can see and yet be unattainable.
We wish on falling stars, on the first star in the sky at night and sing songs about it. We are to a certain extent obsessed. To me a star symbolises perfection and to hold perfection in your hand would be a great thing.
I was given the opportunity to review this wonderful Anniversary edition of the popular book ‘How To Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers and I am hiding my face in shame, as though we read a lot of books, we had never read this one.
The book tells of a little boy’s fascination with a star and wanting to catch one. He searches everywhere for the star and tries to catch it but is unsuccessful until one day he does manage to catch one. But is it really a star? I leave you to find out.
The book is really sweet. The children enjoyed the illustrations and I loved the simplicity of the style and the language.
We now read it quite often during the week. This is definitely one for the home library.
How to Catch a Star was first published 10 years ago. It was adored immediately, launching the now celebrated author and illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, who has gone on to win the New York Times Best Illustrated Books Award, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Irish Book of the Year and The Blue Peter Book of the Year.
Ten years on, How to Catch a Star’s beautiful illustrations and enchanting story have won the hearts of children all over the world. Perfect for children aged 2-7, it is a warm, poignant and humorous celebration of joyful ingenuity and the belief that anything is possible.
The book is available on Amazon here
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