Friday, June 28, 2013
Author: Mary Lyn Ray
Illustrator: Marla Frazee
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Year: 2011
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: featured on "Calling Caldecott" blog; Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal & Booklist starred reviews, ALA Notable,
Summary: The sweeping watercolors pull you into this beautiful book. In it, stars are explored in all of their different variations- both physical and metaphorical. The descriptive language is beautiful and the text layouts are just perfect. I just wanted to fall into this dreamy world. I adore this book!
Classroom Ideas: A perfect book for a figurative language unit, with both simile (shiny as a star) and metaphor (flowers as white stars or yellow stars).