The adventures of Jack Jack

The adventures of a first time Mummy and my son Jack.

How to catch a star 10th anniversary book review.

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To coincide with the 10th anniversary of Oliver Jeffers debut children’s book ‘How to catch a star’, we were sent a lovely package featuring the book itself (and one to giveaway at a later date), glow in the dark stars (which I’m saving for Jacks bedroom), a USB stick full of activities and a copy of those activity sheets for Jack to tackle.

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How to catch a star is a lovely story about a little boy who tries his hardest to catch a star and follow his dreams. You can preorder your own copy from Amazon for £10.27, release date 27th March. Oliver Jeffers has written other classics such as The day the crayons quit and This Moose belongs to me, but How to catch a star was his very first children’s picture book and was created when Oliver caught the reflection of an early evening star while enjoying a plate of prawns at a fish market on a pier. Reminded of the Brer Rabbit story The moon in the mill pond he began sketching ways that  someone could try if they wanted to catch a star. Before long the book was born and has since won countless awards such as the Bisto book of the year and shortlisted for Booktrusts best new illustrator.

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Lost and found and The way back home follow the same little boy as he returns a penguin to the South pole and journeys to the moon.

My own little superstar loves books just as much as I do so when we settled down to enjoy our newest story he was so excited. Snuggling up close with his bear in his arms he sat and listened as I told him the story and pointed out the stars for me when I asked if he could see them.

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I like to Jack explore books as he chooses and at his own pace so while I set up a colouring activity he flicked back through the book pointing to the images and trying to tell me what they were (star and rocket are a little too difficult for him at the moment). In the activity sheets supplied in the box is a colour in page which was perfect for Jack. Heres the link to download your own, How to Catch a Star Activity Sheets.

Excuse the cape, I told you he was my Superstar ;)

Excuse the cape, I told you he was my Superstar 😉

Disclaimer: I was set this pack for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own.

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