How to Catch a Star review and giveaway
Some children’s books are classics that can be read over and over again and passed on to future generations – Winnie The Pooh, Peepo!, Goodnight Moon, Each Peach Pear Plum are some of our favourites – and we’re lucky enough to have read many of them. But there’s one modern classic that we seem to have completely missed out on and that’s by Oliver Jeffers. This year sees the book’s 10th anniversary – available to buy from tomorrow – and we were luckily enough to be sent a fabulous anniversary edition to review and another copy to giveaway – plus FREE activity sheets for you to download – so keep reading!
The story centres on a little boy who watches the stars out of his bedroom window at night and wishes he had one of his own as a friend. So he makes various plans for ways to try and catch it. It’s beautifully illustrated and a lovely gentle tale for all ages.
Curly Girl was certainly intrigued when I gave her the box…
We read the story together and she absolutely loved it. ‘I wish I had a star as my special friend’, she said. She particularly liked the part in the story where the little boy can’t use his rocket ship to catch the star as it’s run out of petrol *chuckles*. We received some glow-in-the-dark stars along with the book and I fixed them to the ceiling where they glowed softly when I switched the lights off. Curly Girl immediately jumped up to try and catch one and we chatted about the different ways she could try to catch a real star.
This really is a lovely book and one that I know we’ll be reading again and again before passing onto Little Man so he can have his very own star-catching adventures.
And after watching this film about Oliver Jeffers, I’m now a HEEWGE fan of his too…how lucky is he to do what he loves every day?
|Free activity sheet downloads!|
I’ve got some fun How to Catch a Star activity sheets for you to download completely free!
There are eight pages including spot the difference, colouring pages, join the dots, puppets to cut out and re-enact the story with and a make-your-very-own star mobile.
Just click on the link above and you can download the activity sheets to your computer to print off or share.
I’ve got one copy of the anniversary edition of to give away to lucky reader. To enter just use the Rafflecopter widgety thing below and follow the instructions. Good luck!
Disclosure and all important small print: We were sent one copy of anniversary edition of How to Catch a Star to review and one to giveaway. We received no other compensation and all opinions are ours alone. This giveaway is open to UK entrants aged 18 and over, one entry per household. There is no cash alternative. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen, again at random using Rafflecopter.