You're the star in my sky A star light, star bright story

Susanna Leonard Hill

Book - 2023

In this adaptation of the English nursery rhyme, animal parents encourage their children to shine bright and embrace their boundless potential.

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Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Wonderland [2023]
Main Author
Susanna Leonard Hill (author)
Other Authors
Natalie Vasilica, 1992- (illustrator)
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Ages 4-8.
Grades 2-3.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

A riff on the familiar nursery rhyme celebrates love and aspirations for a cherished child. "Star light, star bright / star that lights my sky each night, / I wish you may, I wish you might/ Know wonder, magic, and delight." Further verses celebrate the lure of adventure and the narrator's pride and confidence in a child who is "strong and true," "fun and helpful." The speaker encourages the little one to "dazzle, sparkle, dance," and "be brave enough to take a chance," alternating praise with encouragement ("take the time to show you care," "stand up strong for what is right"). The last wish is that the star "always shine with love and light." The illustrations, in lushly romantic style and color unsubdued by the night setting, pair an adult animal with its young, first a pair of giraffes in a savanna as the sun sets, a fox and kit in an evening woodland, zebras in the evening savanna, beavers by a stream, penguins in a rocky Antarctic beneath the southern aurora, chipmunks in a tree bole, belugas in the sea, a male lion with cub riding on his back, two bats against a full moon, and more. On each page, the indigo skies feature a bright large-and-small star-pair. (This book was reviewed digitally.) Little ones and their adults will be drawn to this warm book. (Picture book. 2-6) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.