by Maria Van Lieshout
Philomel Books, 2014. Unpaged Picture Book
Hopper and Wilson are off on another adventure. This time they want to find a star to use as a night light. They fold a paper airplane, pack a picnic, and fly off into the sky. The two friends find lots of stars, but none is just right. They stop for lunch on the moon, and as Wilson takes a nap, Hopper goes off on his own. He finds himself on the dark side of the moon and doesn't know how to get back to the light. Finally a star shows him the way back, and he and Wilson decide that the stars are better left where they are. This is a great story for even the youngest listeners. The text is very simple, and the watercolor and mixed medium illustrations are soft and inviting. Best of all, there is a sweet friendship between the elephant and the mouse that comes through in both the text and the illustrations.