How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers and giveaway

How to Catch a Star was the first book of one of our favourite children’s book authors, Oliver Jeffers and this year Jeffers’ masterpiece celebrates his 10th anniversary.

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To celeberate, Jeffers, who has also written The Moose Belongs To Me or The Day The Crayons Quit, and his publisher Harper Collins have brought out a special anniversary edition that you can win a little further down. Before we get to the giveaway however, I would like to tell you a little more about this wonderful book.

What is How To Catch A Star about?

How to Catch a Star tells the story of a little boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his own. One night, while watching the stars, he decides to go on an adventure to catch his very own star, but things are harder than expected and he has to overcome trees that don’t reach the sky and rockets that have run out of petrol. Will he find a star? You will have to read the book yourself, but don’t worry it’s a lovely book that all your family will enjoy.

It’s written in a way that even the youngest readers will understand and the illustrations are colourful and invite to explore and discuss each page. For more ideas and fun activities, check out thes How To Catch A Star activity sheets which you can download for free and as often as you want. Amy had a lot of fun with them, especially the Spot The Difference sheet and Find a Star. Also, check out all the amazing star activities that Jennie from Edspire has come up with for her twins – wonderful ideas for pre-schoolers combining messy play, creativity and crafts.

If you want to find out a little more about the man behind How to Catch a Star or The Day the Crayons quit, make sure to watch the video below. It gives a great insight into Oliver’s life and his passion for picture books:

If you would like to win the anniversary edition of How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers, all you have to do is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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  1. Nell B says

    If I could catch a star, I would name it ‘Twink’ – I was obsessed with Rainbow Brite when I was a little girl!!

  2. Donna Kent says

    Stella – Its the italian for star and our puppies name. I can never find your subscribe button! I’m following on bloglovin if thats what you mean?

  3. Michelle Kinsey says

    I’d call it ‘Daniel’ – my brother, Daniel, passed away when I was heavily pregnant with my son, so since my son was a baby, we’ve told him the brightest star in the sky is ‘Daniel’ and he’ll always be watching over him x

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