A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
This expressive book gives examples of star shapes in nature and in everyday objects and shows the fun of star-gazing in the night sky.
Encourages kids to dig deep into themselves to find their star value, even on days they are not feeling very shiny.
Positive Role Models
Curious, observant kids explore and find wonder in the world around -- and above -- them.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this richly illustrated book is an ode to stars -- the ones up in the sky, the star shapes kids find all around them, and the star-like qualities they can find within themselves. Stars celebrates wondrous amazement at everyday things and encourages kids to make stars to carry in their pockets to make themselves feel better and to share with others.
Is It Any Good?
Stars cleverly takes one theme and explores it through the eyes of a diverse group of children. These pint-sized philosophers discover the wonder and mystery of the everyday, finding the extraordinary in their ordinary surroundings. Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee’s gentle graphite-and-gouache illustrations are well-suited to the quiet text, and will capture the heart and imagination of young readers. A perfect read for bedtime.
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