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Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The stars take shape in this adorable companion to Henry's Map!

One beautiful evening on the farm, Henry stares up at the sky. As he looks from star to star, they seem to form a picture. He sees it! A great big starry pig! Henry cant wait to show his friends. Yet instead of seeing the Great Pigs ears, legs, and curly tail, the sheep see a woolly body . . . the Great Sheep! Abigail sees the Great Star Cow, of course, and the chickens spot Heavenly Hens flying all over the place. Henry is frustrated. Why dont the others see what he sees?

In this charming companion to Henrys Map, David Elliot explores—with gentle humor—the nature of art and perception. A perfect book for kids and adults who love to find shapes among the stars or anywhere else their imaginations may lead.

Praise for Henrys Map

One of School Library Journal's Best Books in 2013! 

* “With appealing characters and gentle humor, this book will be a hit at storytime, or as an introduction to mapping lessons.” —School Library Journal, starred review

 

* “Heres hoping for many more Henry-centric adventures.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

“Elliots barnyard animals brim with personality and emotion, matching the understated humor of this charming story.” —Publishers Weekly

 

“This story may even inspire budding cartographers to map their own world.” —Booklist

Review:

"Stuffed animal friends Hopper the elephant and Wilson the mouse are on the move once again — this time folding a piece of newsprint into a paper airplane, rather than the boat they used in 2011's Hopper and Wilson. They're on the hunt for the perfect star for a night-light; once again, the conflict revolves around the pair being separated, which happens when Wilson wanders over to the dark side of the moon during a pit stop. While the plot retread is a bit disappointing, van Lieshout compensates with gorgeous celestial expanses of purple and black sprayed with tiny five-point stars, creating a real sense of wonder and awe. Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Have you ever wanted your very own star?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own star for a nightlight? It is this thought that begins Hopper and Wilson's second adventure. They fill their airplane with lemonade and soar into the night sky. So many stars to choose from! One is too pointy. One is too heavy. Another is too bright! Taking a break on the moon, the two friends look directly above and spot it—the perfect star! As Hopper lays down for a nap, Wilson ventures off on his own, to the dark side of the moon. Yet now he is lost! How can he find his way back to Hopper?

The perfect star, of course. Wilson spots it in the sky and follows it back to his friend. In another deceptively simple story, Maria van Lieshout shows how sometimes the best part of nature is that it's found only in nature—and that everything has its proper place . . . be it stars or even best friends, who always belong together.

Synopsis:

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars.

Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Waiting for them to grow tired from being up in the sky all night doesn't work. Climbing to the top of the tallest tree? No, not tall enough. The boy has a rocket ship . . . but it is made of paper and doesn't fly well at all. Finally, just when the boy is ready to give up, he learns that sometimes things aren't where, or what, we expect them to be.

Oliver Jeffers offers a simple, childlike tale of reaching for the stars, and emerging with a friend.

 

About the Author

Maria van Lieshout (www.mariavanlieshout.com) lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399257728
Author:
Van Lieshout, Maria
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
Lieshout, Maria Van
Author:
Jeffers, Oliver
Author:
Elliot, David
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Elephants
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4

Related Subjects

» Children's » Animals » Elephants
» Children's » Animals » Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
» Children's » Picture Books » General
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 40 pages Philomel Books - English 9780399257728 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stuffed animal friends Hopper the elephant and Wilson the mouse are on the move once again — this time folding a piece of newsprint into a paper airplane, rather than the boat they used in 2011's Hopper and Wilson. They're on the hunt for the perfect star for a night-light; once again, the conflict revolves around the pair being separated, which happens when Wilson wanders over to the dark side of the moon during a pit stop. While the plot retread is a bit disappointing, van Lieshout compensates with gorgeous celestial expanses of purple and black sprayed with tiny five-point stars, creating a real sense of wonder and awe. Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Have you ever wanted your very own star?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own star for a nightlight? It is this thought that begins Hopper and Wilson's second adventure. They fill their airplane with lemonade and soar into the night sky. So many stars to choose from! One is too pointy. One is too heavy. Another is too bright! Taking a break on the moon, the two friends look directly above and spot it—the perfect star! As Hopper lays down for a nap, Wilson ventures off on his own, to the dark side of the moon. Yet now he is lost! How can he find his way back to Hopper?

The perfect star, of course. Wilson spots it in the sky and follows it back to his friend. In another deceptively simple story, Maria van Lieshout shows how sometimes the best part of nature is that it's found only in nature—and that everything has its proper place . . . be it stars or even best friends, who always belong together.

"Synopsis" by ,
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars.

Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Waiting for them to grow tired from being up in the sky all night doesn't work. Climbing to the top of the tallest tree? No, not tall enough. The boy has a rocket ship . . . but it is made of paper and doesn't fly well at all. Finally, just when the boy is ready to give up, he learns that sometimes things aren't where, or what, we expect them to be.

Oliver Jeffers offers a simple, childlike tale of reaching for the stars, and emerging with a friend.

 

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