Books for Kids: How to Catch a Star

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How to Catch a Star
Harper Collins Canada
age 5-8
By Oliver Jeffers
32 pages

Synopsis from Harper Collins Canada:

How to Catch a Star was the debut picture book for artist Oliver Jeffers, signalling the arrival of a shining new talent. A warm, poignant and humorous celebration of joyful ingenuity and the belief that anything is possible, the book has won legions of fans, and is now established as a modern classic.

I can understand the desire of the young boy in How to Catch a Star to want one of those shining jewels. Stars are mesmerizing, always watching over us, guiding our way, and fulfilling wishes. How can you not personify them as a best friend?

The steps the young boy takes to try and capture a star illustrate a child’s determination beautifully when it comes to working toward his desire. Couple that with Oliver Jeffers lovely illustrations and it’s no wonder How to Catch a Star is still loved after its debut ten years ago.

We love Oliver Jeffers books in our home, with our first love being his book Lost and Found. You can read my review on his counting book Hueys in None the Number.

Feel like catching your own star with the kids? Checkout this fun activity created by My Small Potatoes.

You can find a copy of How to Catch a Star at your local bookstore or at Harper Collins Canada. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations.

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