Catch you very own star with the fabulous star gazer gift set -- out of this world! Once there was a boy, and the boy loved stars very much. Every night he watched stars from his bedroom window and wished that he had one of his own. He dreamed of how this star might be his friend and how they would play together. So one day, the boy decided to try and catch a star!but first he had to think of a plan. This delightful best-selling picture book story is now available as part of a luxury gift set for young star lovers everywhere -- containing a miniature hardback book, a spectacular double-sided constellations wall chart and poster, a star gazer's torch and lots of glow in the dark stars!
PreS-Gr. 2. Oliver is a young boy who loves stars and wants one for himself. But no matter how high he reaches, the stars he chooses are out of reach. The seagull can't help him; perhaps a rocket ship might. Even when it appears that a star has fallen into the water, Oliver finds he's only grasping at a reflection. Jeffers uses a panoply of geometric figures (Oliver's head is ball, trees are lines topped with circles and decorated with squares) colored in jewel tones to tell the story. Although the pictures are spare, they have a haunting quality and much child appeal. Kids will like the end of the story, as well: Oliver finds a starfish on the beach that satisfies his longing. Ilene Cooper, Booklist
Oliver Jeffers is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. As well as working on children's picture books, he also does freelance illustrations for internationally recognised brands such as Starbucks. His outstanding talent has already been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award 2005 and the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2006 for 'Lost and Found'.