Catch a falling star and put in your pocket, Never let it fade away,
Catch a falling star and put in your pocket, Save it for a rainy day.
Could you catch a falling star?
We was recently sent a 10th anniversary edition of Oliver Jeffers How to catch a falling star in a presentation box, enclosed was not only one but two copies of the hard back book and also a selection of items that we could use to celebrate the 10th edition being published.
Enclosed within the presentation box was a set of printed activity sheets for the children to colour in, a maze to complete, spot the difference, join the dots, make puppets and hanging mobiles. These sheets are drawn with the same illustrations as the book so that children will be able to relate to the character and story whilst enjoying the activities.
We sat down to read the book and discussed about the title, I asked the children if it would be possible to catch, they replied with Yes but only if you had the imagination to do so!
The story of the book came about when the Author Oliver Jeffers was sitting on the pier of a fish market, counting the starfish around the poles. He caught the reflection of an early evening star in the water below him, which immediately made him think of a Brer Rabbit story. The moon in the mill pond, and there on the spot, Oliver made a single drawing of someone trying to catch a star in his sketchbook. As he thought of different ways of attempting to catch a star, his collection of drawings began to grow, and beofre long he realised he had the bones of a picture book.
The story is about a little boy who loved stars and every night he watched the stars from his bedroom window and wished that he had one of his very own
The illustrations are bright and colourful and the story is one that can make children really believe. My boys loved the story, especially listening to the story using the puppets. Each page only has a couple of sentences so the story is easy to read and follow for the younger children.
Using the puppets that we made from the activity sheet, Oliver enjoys following the story he has memorised most of the story by looking at the pictures and he goes through the book playing with the puppets and saying the story. Oliver is now fascinated with stars and wants to watch them at night from the window just like the boy in the story.
Not only have my boys enjoyed the story but they have also enjoyed filling out the activity sheets and making things to go along with the book
You can print out the very same activity sheets to have of your own by clicking on the link below:
How To Catch A Star Activity Sheets
How to catch a star is a lovely story book that can be read again and again and enjoyed by all ages.
10th Anniversary of Oliver Jeffers’ How to Catch a Star
Hardback gift edition
Out on 27 March 2014
For ages 2 to 7 years
£12.99 available from Amazon
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