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How to Catch a Star Hardcover – June 3, 2004
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More About the Author
From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.
His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.
HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.
Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative Â work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.
In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.
Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.
In 2013, Jeffers illustrated the vinyl cover (a drawing of Nelson Mandela) for the U2 song "Ordinary Love". Jeffers also co-directed (with Mac Premo) the video for the U2 song "Ordinary Love".
Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Top Customer Reviews
It is a nicely drawn book, but the problem is the story. It is very basic and very lightly worded. I was turning pages pretty fast to keep the story moving for my daughter. If you are reading this book to your child then the age range might be better for a two year old as an early book when they are more visual. Or, this could be a good first book your child could read on their own.
I also have to say I feel like I'm reviewing the 'product details' more than the book on it's own. If the recommended age was lower then I wouldn't have bought. But, I think people should know so they aren't disappointed as I was.
five stars for a two year old book, or an early read on their own book.
two stars for a 3-6 year old book that you are going to read to your child
Anyway the illustrations are beautiful, Jeffers style can appeal to the young and old. The story plays upon a young child's wish to have a star of their very own, and the ways a young child would dream of catching one. I think a precocious three year old, up to a 6 year old could enjoy this story.
And just about every parent.
The illustrations are very well done. The shadows move under the trees as the time changes from dawn to morning to lunch to afternoon to evening. The story is simple, but you can talk to your child about what they would do the same or differently on each page in trying to catch a star.
Each page can be viewed from an adult perspective or a child's perspective. Does the boy just find a starfish? Or did the boy find the shooting star from three pages back?
Jeffers's whimsical first picture book blends easy to follow text with sharp, clean illustrations to create something remarkable. Everything about this story invites readers to stop for moment and plan their own scheme to catch that elusive star.
It's not easy to build suspense into a 32 page picture book, but Jeffers manages it. Will the boy catch the star? Will he find a friend? It's hard to say in the begining--but don't worry, everything works out in the end.
The clear, short sections of text combined with large, often full-page, illustrations make How to Catch a Star ideal for reading aloud or for early readers.
Possible Pairings: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
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The contend of the book I loved ! However, the dust jacket was torn when I received it, therefore I was disappointed with it because it was a gift for my grandson. :(Published 21 days ago by Marianne T. Garis
This is simple concept, but really well written. Loved reading it with my niece.Published 2 months ago by MD2B
I have a three-year old son who exclusively reads books about tractors and trucks...nothing interested him outside of mega vehicles. I was SO delighted to finally find this book! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jen
Great story! My girls love it. The storyline is creative and engaging.Published 3 months ago by SuperSane
Charming and inventive. Well written. Simple illustrations that children will love. One of those books that works for many ages with deeper meaning at each level.Published 4 months ago by Diane Law
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Bought for grandson and we read it and both of us liked the story.Published 6 months ago by Cheryl Erro