Tuesday, 1 April 2014

How to catch a star review and competition!

In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the children's picture book entitled 'How to catch a star' by Oliver Jeffers I was sent a beautiful presentation box to share with my daughter Faith.


The box contained a copy of the book, some glow in the dark stars, some activity sheets, a letter from Oliver and a star shaped USB which contained a video from Oliver.

There was also a second copy of the book so that I could offer one as a prize to you lovely readers out there, so keep reading to the end of this review for your chance to win.

The book is beautifully illustrated and tells the story of a boy that decides to make a plan and try and catch a star. How to catch a star was the debut book of author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers who has since gone on to create a number of books which include 'The incredible book eating boy', 'This moose belongs to me' and The great paper caper'.

Faith really enjoyed reading this book, she is six and found the that the book was at the right level for her to be able to read without any help from me. She found the story very funny and really liked the ending. This will definitely be going on Faith's book shelve to be enjoyed again and again.

We also had lot's of fun doing the work sheets that were provided and Faith especially enjoyed making the mobile which she now has proudly hanging in her bedroom with her glow in the dark stars so that she can imagine that she is outside looking up at the nights sky when in bed each night.














If you would like to win your own copy of this book then all you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below.

Please note that this competition is only open to residents of the UK. The closing date of this competition is 14/04/2014.



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50 comments:

  1. My favourite children's book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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  2. Sounds like a really great book. Bet Buba would love it. Great review. #triedtested

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    1. It is a lovely story - thanks for commenting :-)

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  3. At the moment my children love Penguin. We read it over and over lol. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. Your welcome :-) Thanks for commenting.

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  4. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

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  5. the tiger who came to tea - also like barry the fish with fingers!

    Ashleigh

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  6. It has to the hungry caterpillar me and my little girl love it

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  7. when you give a mouse a cookie :)

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  8. Maisie Comes to Morningside

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  9. My daughter loves Spaghetti with the Yeti

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  10. As a child it was chicken Licken, but as an adult I don't just have one favourite, but one that always springs to mind is The Lovely Bones. I refused to watch the film as so often they are spoilt

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  11. I love reading billy goats gruff to my girls and also goodnight mr bear

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  12. Currently it's The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet :) When I was little I loved the BFG :)

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  13. The jolly postman series of books. I love them! :)

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  14. my boys love oh no George because of the naughty dog!

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  15. The Paper Dolls

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  16. The Christmas bear, my son and I love reading it together

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  17. The House That Sneezed! Need a new copy - wish they'd reprint it!

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  18. My favourite kids book is The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark!

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  19. My favourite kids books were The Magic Wishing Chair (i have been known to still read at age 40...blush)

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  20. My favourite book as a youngster was The Wishing Chair x

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  21. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

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  22. Gobolino the witch's cat - Love that book

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  23. I have this book at home, it really is lovely. would love to win one for my nephew. My favourite is the biggest kiss

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  24. when i was little i loved plop. the owl that was afraid of the dark :)

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