Star in the Jar (Paperback)
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Star in the Jar (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 11/01/2018
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An enchanting bedtime story for toddlers, perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers' How To Catch a Star. Up high, in the dark, dark sky . . . a message: LOST, ONE SMALL STAR. When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. Together with his big sister, he takes his special treasure with him everywhere - to the cinema, to the swimming pool and even to the toilet! But the poor star is sad and misses its home . . . Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back? Sarah Massini's artwork glows with warmth and humour and perfectly captures the friendship between the two siblings in this warm-hearted bedtime book. Told from the perspective of the big sister, this is the perfect picture book for siblings to share and read together. The short text and warm tone is ideal for toddlers aged 2 years and up. 'A cheery, warm-hearted tale, beautifully told' - The Guardian 'Hay carefully keeps an even tone, never letting the whimsy descend into treacle and always maintaining a sense of wonder. Massini's lively and imaginative illustrations beautifully complement and enhance the text, providing additional insights into the children's activities and emotions' - Kirkus Reviews 'Perfect for sharing just before sleep but too enjoyable to be restricted to bedtime reading only' - Red Reading Hub Sam Hay grew up in Scotland in a family of bookworms. She always wanted to be a writer and filled endless notebooks with stories and poems. She trained as a journalist in Edinburgh and went on to work in newspapers for the BBC, before deciding to move to Wales and write her first children's book. Since then she's had more than 30 children's books published including Do Not Wash this Bear, Princess Ice Palace and Dinosaurs United and the Cowardly Custard Pirates for Egmont UK. Drawing has been a life-long habit for Sarah Massini which has seen her through careers in corporate design, children's book design and now as an illustrator. She has illustrated several picture books including Books Always Everywhere, Zac and Zeb and the Make Believe Birthday Party and, most recently, a stunning edition of The Velveteen Rabbit. Sarah lives in Sussex with her husband, young son and her utterly mad terrier Tess, who keeps guard as she draws.

Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
ISBN: 9781405284301
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 275 x 245 x 5 mm

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“A beautiful, heartwarming story”

Star in the Jar is a lovely story, told through the eyes of an elder sister. Her younger brother loves to look for treasure (tickly treasure, glittery treasure, even litter-bin treasure) and one day finds a star,... More

Paperback edition
16th January 2018
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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“A Shining Book About Friendship”

I read this out loud to my 6 yr old and my voice started catching towards the end. What a lovely story.
Illustrated very nicely as the little brother finds treasure in many forms and places but when he finds a star... More

Paperback edition
8 similar books recommended
30th January 2018
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“Incandescently, radiantly, resplendently brilliant! It’s a dazzling delight that will truly shine on your bookshelf. Full of feeling, friendship and fulfilment brought to life and beautifully realised with the finest of writing and illustrations.”

As soon as I opened this book and began to read, my eyes lit up and my heart warmed at the sight of these beautifully-drawn illustrations that help to really set itself apart from many of its contemporaries. This... More

Paperback edition
19th February 2018
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