Friday, 20 August 2010

How to catch a star

How to Catch a Star

Written and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Published by HarperCollins Children's Books

A truly beautiful book this. Oliver Jeffers' atmospheric and fantastic illustrations compliment the story of a young lad's quest to catch a star of his very own to cuddle and keep. Like other Jeffers books, the text is fairly simple but effective but the illustrations make it worthy of a place in anyone's toddler library. A feelgood book with a beautiful ending. 

Charlotte's best bit: The ignorant seagull. 

Daddy's favourite bit: The boy's spaceship, even though it has no petrol. 

Rating: 5 out of 5