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WISHING STARS

Author: Dorothy McPartland

Illustrator: Dorothy McPartland

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Publisher: Little Light Press,

Material: hard cover

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.

Cons: None.

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.

If You Liked This Book, Try: I TOOK THE MOON FOR A WALK   ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN   LITTLE BEAR, YOU'RE A STAR! (A Greek Myth)

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.

Literary Categories: fiction - picture book, poetry

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2007

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