From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-A sophisticated poem by Hubert Michel about a starfish that turns into a star in the sky and back into a starfish appears opposite the title page in this wordless picture book. Soft, realistic paintings show a harbor scene with a seagull and boat. Below the water, a red starfish sits quietly until the boat's anchor scoops it up and sends it into the ocean. When it washes up on a beach, a little girl in a bathing-suit bottom finds the starfish, plays with it, and puts it into her hair like a flower. A seagull snatches it, flies far into the nighttime sky, and leaves it there. The star falls back to earth, splashes into the ocean, and finds its way back to its original position on the ocean floor. The artwork clearly conveys the action, while creating a dreamy atmosphere that lends a nice feeling to the story. The predictability of this tale makes it good for teaching sequencing and, perhaps, it could also be used for teaching cause and effect.Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City
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About the Author
Antonin Louchard is a prolific French author and illustrator. After studying journalism for several years, he turned to his true passion for illustrating and painting in 1990. Mr. Louchard lives in Paris, France.