Saturday, November 5, 2011

By Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
Beach Lane Books, c2011. Unpaged picture book.

Stars is a phenomenal picture book showcasing Marla Frazee's lively
illustrations and Mary Lyn Ray's engaging words. The illustrations range from somber to magical, which perfectly mirror the text that follows a range of childhood emotions. This book is an imaginative and hopeful exploration of the possibilities of stars. With a star pinned to your shirt, you can live the life of a sheriff. You can put one in your pocket, and reach for it on the "days you don't feel shiny." Stars is a quietly uplifting pick for a bedtime read-aloud, and will guarantee sweet dreams! I hope it is picked as a Caldecott Honor.

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