""As soon as you see one, there's another, and another.
""And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark.
""What if you could have a star?"
From acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee comes this tender, evocative--and profound--exploration of stars both near and far.
What a lovely book. Pages shining with hope, support, and warmth. “Stars are everywhere.” We just have to look. Look up. Look down. Look in the mirror. The stars will always be there when we need them to guide, inspire, and wish upon.
Stars is a gorgeous story depicting a full range of emotions—from hope and happiness to loneliness and fear. Every page holds simple words packed with life and emotion. Words that made me smile, think, and hope.
”As soon as you see one, there’s another, and another ...more
"Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?
-- Johnny Burke, "Swinging on a Star" (1944)
(I love hearing the Dave Van Ronk version from the late Sixties.)
"A star is how you know it's almost night. As soon as you see one, there's another and another. And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark."
I can't quite recommend it as highly as some books that give me somewhat of a similar feeling, like the brilliant classic Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall, but it's lovely, and perfect for kids who are beginning to think they might be afraid of the dark... because you can't always see the stars, but you know they are always there.
Frazee is already one of my favorites (discovered via Clementine), but I didn't know Ray; I'll look for more by her.
I like this book because it gives children the imagination and creativity to go and explore ...more
This is a quiet picture book. I don't think I would enjoy reading it to my story time kids as much as I would enjoy reading it one on one. Mostly because it talks about all kinds of stars...like stars that you give to others and how stars ...more
A good addition to story time (Mo Willems' Waiting Is Not Easy would be a good pairing) or a lovely gift for a grown up star in your life.
Beautiful illustrations too!