Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Book Review and Giveaway How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star (10th Anniversary edition)How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This special edition of the book was brought out to celebrate 10 years since it was first published. My children have grown up with Oliver Jeffers and have read most of his work so it was a delight to be sent this to review.

"Once there was a boy and the boy loved stars very much" so he sets off to catch one to keep with him as a friend. Jeffers quirky illustrations and simple texts tell the story in such a delightful way. As adults we know that everything he tries is bound to fail but from a child's point of view things might just work.

I read this to my 7 year old and then discovered that my 10 year old had been listening too and her reaction was that it was 'delightful' and she came out of her room to run off with the book!

This is a must for any young child's book shelf and story you will want to share over and over again.

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29 comments:

  1. Tracy K Nixon23 April 2014 19:23

    We have The Day the Crayons Quit and it is lovely! The illustrations are so sweet! This book sounds just as wonderful!

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  2. ooh that is one I haven't read

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  3. Let's Talk Mommy23 April 2014 21:32

    Wow this looks amazing and sounds like you had so much fun on your eggploring. Love that word by the way. What a great adventure for Easter. I would have loved to do it myself. I used to love doing stuff like this when I was a kid. Hope you all had a fantastic Easter. Love all the amazing photos. Stunning. Thank you so much for linking up to Share WIth Me. #sharewithme

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  4. wait until yours a bit bigger! thanks a lot and great hop :-)

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  5. It looks like such a beautiful trail to find eggs. I think I'd be stopping constantly to take photos of flowers too!

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  6. I normally go with extra grown ups so I can dally ;-)

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  7. Merlinda Little24 April 2014 09:12

    drooling over your macro flower shots. #sharewithme

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  8. Merlinda Little24 April 2014 16:04

    So much fun! I dont know how to bike and suddenly so I envy your daughter for being so young and knowing how to bike #mmwbh

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  9. We haven't read any yet! Fingers crossed we get to add this to our book collection and discover this author :) x

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  10. rebecca beesley24 April 2014 23:38

    I LOVE oliver jeffers - The Heart and the bottle is my fave book - I cry all the time reading it. x

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  11. We have Lost and Found which is a nice book

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  12. Look like a good day out but I'm sure you would enjoy it more in some better weather! Cake looks great too :)

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  13. Lost and found

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  14. Coombe Mill (Fiona)26 April 2014 18:12

    What great activities for the children to take part in and what fun! I do like the look of the cake and the flower is stunning - a great shot. Thanks for linking up and sharing your adventures with Country Kids.

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  15. Susanne Remic26 April 2014 20:22

    This was one of the first Oliver Jeffers books we owned and we love it so much. Gorgeous book :)
    x

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  16. rebecca beesley26 April 2014 21:51

    What great surroundings for a trail. your flower photos are stunning and I love those unusual hedges #countrykids

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  17. Coombe Mill (Fiona)26 April 2014 21:53

    Wonderful location and stunning flower captures. The NT have been brilliant at hosting these egg hunts and other trails for the children to enjoy, and it looks like it was a great success. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  18. its lovely at this time of year or in fact most times of year!

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  19. we are hooked on these trails! big hit with my son and my daughter. thanks for hosting

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  20. That event looked like a real find - and one that perhaps more people should have taken advantage of. Climbing and overhangs - terrifying. Your kids are brave for trying.

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  21. Sara (@mumturnedmom)27 April 2014 03:00

    That bike event looks great fun, and the climbing too x #CountryKids

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  22. I love the wobble bridge! I'm going to be showing this to my kids who have been making ramps in the garden!

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  23. Lovely photos and what a fabulous place to do an easter egg hunt, so picturesque x

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  24. Super Busy Mum29 April 2014 21:11

    Wow, this place looks amazing! That bicycle assault course looked fun too!! Thanks so much for linking up! #MMWBH x

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  25. cherie shaw4 May 2014 19:56

    Stuck :)

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  26. Squiff Stephanie Drake7 May 2014 19:11

    I've not read any yet can we win this one to start us off please?

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  27. Its all in the luck of the draw!

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  28. Natalie Crossan7 May 2014 21:35

    I love How to catch a star :)

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