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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Paperback – March 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879085704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879085701
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2?A little blonde girl gazes out of her window at a twinkling celestial object, greets it with the traditional childhood rhyme of the title, and requests that she might have her wish that night. Her wish comes true when the smiling star appears in her window and takes her on a magical ride through the sky. The combination of serene, lovely landscapes and a cartoon, smiley-faced star has a hodgepodge effect. The rhyming text, while serviceable, switches voice from the girl to the star with no punctuational differentiation, resulting in some confusion when reading aloud. Musical notation is included, which will make this useful as a lullaby, but it is a disappointing, overly sweet and contrived follow-up to Trapani's clever Itsy Bitsy Spider (Whispering Coyote, 1993).?Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Iza Trapani is the best-selling author/illustrator of several children's books, including TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR; I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT; THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER; and RUFUS AND FRIENDS: RHYME TIME. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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In 1961, when I was seven years old, my mother and I came to America. My father, sister, brother and paternal grandmother all stayed behind in the tiny apartment in Warsaw, Poland where the six of us had lived. Under Communist rule entire families were prohibited from traveling abroad so my mother took me, the youngest, hoping to bring the rest of the family over soon thereafter. Tragically, she died before fulfilling her dream. My father died a few years later. Due to extenuating circumstances I was unable to return to Poland and twenty-seven years passed before I was reunited with my siblings. I spent three and a half years in a Catholic Children's Home and then, after completing High School, moved to the Hudson River Valley in upstate New York.
In the ensuing years I worked as a nanny, short-order cook and waitress while studying Art at the State University in New Paltz. After graduation I worked in various capacities - as a rock climbing guide, real estate broker, caterer and freelance illustrator. But all along I had one dream - a dream I held onto since I was a child - to make picture books. My portfolio bulged with art for children and I just hoped for that lucky break.
The break came one day in 1990 as I rode my mountain bike and a turtle crossed the trail in front of me. The serendipitous encounter inspired a poem which led to the publication of my first book, What Am I? An Animal Guessing Game.
My career blossomed with the release of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, an extension of the original rhyme, which is still going strong after an amazing nineteen years. Positive response from early educators encouraged me to retell and illustrate more nursery rhymes, and I am delighted that my books are used in schools nationwide and abroad.
I have always loved children's literature - from the wacky brilliance of Dr. Seuss to the timeless, love-filled classics of Margaret Wise Brown and a slew of others in between. The combination of engaging text and enchanting illustrations has always been an irresistible package, fascinating me all my life. As a child I spent hours immersed in the magical world of picture books. As an adult I try to re-create some of that magic for others to enjoy.
Looking back on my childhood in Poland, I feel that I owe my family gratitude for fostering a creative environment in our home and for instilling in me a love for books, language, art and music. For the brief time that I knew my parents their encouragement left a lasting impression and contributed greatly to the realization of my lifelong dream.

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Story and illustrations are well done.
Angela
I love Iza Trapani because she takes the little children's songs that we all know and adds additional verses to turn the little tune into a full story.
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I recommend it to anyone with small children.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Carol J. Marotti on December 15, 2003
Format: Board book
We have 100+ kids books and, I have to say, this is our all-time favorite. We've had this book since my daughter was 1. She's 5 now and still asks us to sing the verses from the book every night. We own several of Ms. Trapani's books and adore them all. Ms. Trapani has taken an already wonderful children's song and made it even more memorable. The book is beautifully illustrated with a little cherub of a girl going on a dream-like adventure. I love the way Iza Trapani makes the little star, the "star" of the book. She does that with her other works as well. The versus are easy to sing or just recite as a poem.
The book starts with a little girl dreaming of going to the stars. One little star comes down and grants her wish, taking her on a "magic ride". They fly over oceans, farms, and around the planets. After their big adventure, the little star returns the girl to her warm bed and tells her not to be sad, "...I'll shine on you each night my friend...". The little girl thanks the star with a sweet thank you verse "...Thank you for this special night, and the comfort of your light..."
I also HIGHLY recomend these Iza Trapani books: "I'm a Little Teapot" and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Soaring Heart on September 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a beautifully illustrated story complete with gold highlights and lots of vibrant colors. It is set to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Iza adds verses to make it a wonderful story: A little girl sits at her bedroom window and gazes out at the first star she sees and says "...How I wish that I could fly, And visit you up in the sky. I wish I may I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight." The star appears at her window and says "...I'll take you on a magic ride. So come with me--I'll be your guide..." I won't share the whole journey but it is definitely magical!
On the last page of the book it includes the verses and music notes to the song. (But I doubt you'll need it; most of us have this song memorized!) Sometimes I sing the story other times I don't; it reads like a poem so you don't need to sing it unless you want to.
I will probably end up with all of Iza's books to read/sing to my daughter. I love them as much as she does! I highly recommend this book as well as "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider." (The only two I own at this point.) You won't be disappointed with Iza!
Thanks Iza!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I came across this book by accident while browsing a bookstore... I glanced at it and immediately fell in love with it - the pictures will transport you to the "other side" of our universe - where children (and adults) would love to explore! The classic song is played out through a little girl's adventures with the famous star and is a "must buy" book for "children" of all ages and all races! I have two (one hard copy - for me! and a paperback - for the "hungry" little ones)! My two children (and others in my care) adore it! I've bought copies for friends and they have asked how I managed to find it (a lesser known book)... Good Question! Why don't we see more of these "good-for-kids" books! Don't listen to the "commercial" reviews. Listen to your heart. Want a book you can purchase and feel confident it will be a "safe" one - and a "re-read" request? This is the one! It's got rhythm to the rhyme and would appeal to the tender side of the child in all of us!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 2003
Format: Board book
This is my favorite out of all of Iza Trapani's books. It brings back memories of my sister singing that song to me when I was a little girl, at night as we gazed at the stars off our porch. The illustrations are beautiful and she carefully details fun items in each picture if you really look carefully. I loved the continuation of the rhyme and my daughter and I read it every night before bed. It is our favorite read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lydia's Mommy on January 31, 2006
Format: Board book
Wow! My daughter really loves this book. Ever since I brought it home from the library she has wanted us to read it to her every day, several times a day. I think it appeals to her because the verses are so gentle. She seems to like the illustrations also. Sometimes I sing it to her, and sometimes I just say it. Either way, she can't get enough. For the first time, she actually cried and pitched a fit when I was through with reading a book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By zebov on March 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm not sure why everyone loves this book so much. There are at least three pages on which there is extremely dark lettering on a very dark background. Whoever made the decision to mix these colors made a terrible mistake. It's to the point where you literally can not read it comfortably and there is no way my son will be able to try to read it by himself... he won't even be able to see the words! Maybe if the next printing has light colored text on the dark backgrounds it could be better, but as it is now, this book fails at its main purpose: it is impossible to read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 2000
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I love this book and my 5 month old daughter loves it too! This is a magical story that takes little ones on an adventure into the sky. It is especially nice because I can sing this story to the baby using the familiar tune from the lullaby, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She loves to hear the lullaby and I love to sing it to her. I can read this story everyday and not get bored.
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