How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

During February half term (2018), I went with my family to Abu Dhabi.  On one of the days we went to see the new Louvre museum.  There are only two in the world – one in Paris, France and the other in Abu Dhabi.  I was amazed by the architecture which reminded me of stars.

This story begins with a little boy who loves stars (just like me).  His dream was to have his very own star.  The boy did many things to try and catch a star such as climb the tallest tree he could find and ask a seagull if he could fly to catch it.

The boy tried as hard as he could everyday but unfortunately the boy could not get or reach a star.  Finally one day the boy went to the beach and spotted a star floating in the water.  He tried to reach it but it was too far away because it wasn’t a real star, it was a reflection.  The story ends with the boy not finding a real star but at least he found a starfish and was very excited.

Sebastian told me when I read this book that it reminded him of the sea.  When I was younger, this was one of my favourite books.

My rating:

Illustration – 5/5

Words – 5/5

Sebastian’s reaction – 4/5


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