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How to Catch a Starby Oliver Jeffers
Synopses & Reviews
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
This charming picture book by the team that created City I Love introduces readers to playwriting and performing while sharing a unique and tender story of friendship.
Best friends Kyle and Katie do everything together. When Kyle decides to write a play about a full moon, Katie decides she will write one about a star. But it is always more fun to do things together, so when they decide to combine their two plays to create Full Moon and Star, the outcome is a beautiful collaboration and an over-the-moon testament to their friendship.
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.
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers (www.OliverJeffers.com) is an award-winning creator of picture books and fine art. His books include Stuck, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, The Heart in the Bottle (which is also a highly-acclaimed iPad app narrated by Helena Bonham Carter), The Great Paper Caper and many more. His books have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, and the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year (twice). Originally from Belfast, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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