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Summary: What happens when you wish on a star? What if everyone picked the same star? These are the questions this picture-poem explores. This is a picture book poem that engages readers in the process of wishing on a star.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 7; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 2 to 8
Age of Child: Shared with 6-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child liked the pictures and took the opportunity to answer many of the questions and offer her own perspective.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is an enjoyable read. The questions are typical of what a child might ask and make it easy to make them part of the reading.
Pros: This is a lyrical poem about a child's classic activity: wishing on a star.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a nice book, and it will likely get read a few times. But before long, your star-gazer will make his/her own wishes.
Educational Themes: Although it is principally a poem built around a classic night-time quote, the questions give you the opportunity to talk about stars and star-gazing ... and you can be as literal or as imaginative as you like.