Recently I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Oliver Jeffers “How to Catch a Star” book, celebrating its 10th Anniversary, in order to review it on my blog.
Not only that, but the lovely people at Harper Collins, gave me an extra copy to give away to a lucky reader!
I have been a huge fan of Oliver Jeffers, ever since my eldest daughter was about 4 or 5 years old. I picked up a copy of “Lost and Found” from a local bookstore and it fast became one of her favourite books. Needless to say that when we spotted it was a cartoon one Christmas, the two of us relived the story over and over again, watching the animated version of our much loved book. In the past, we have also owned a copy of How to Catch a Star, though I passed it on to my mum and never seemed to get it back. This is still one of my most favorite children’s books.
“How to Catch a Star” is a beautifully illustrated and cleverly written story (all by Oliver Jeffers himself) and is about a young boy who wants to catch a star and have it for a friend. The whole story focuses on the boys determination to catch the star and of course how that turns out.
Not only is it a lovely story to read to your children, its also at a level whereby children of around 5-7 will be able to read it themselves. Tonight my youngest daughter and I read it as a bedtime story – though she read it all to me, rather than the other way around.
“How to Catch a Star” is Oliver Jeffers’ debut book, now celebrating its 10th Anniversary. I would strongly recommend it to all parents, along with any of his other books. If you would like to win your very own copy of “How to Catch a Star” 10th Anniversary edition in hardback, please enter the competition below. If you would like to download, print and complete some activity sheets themed on this book, please click here to download the PDF files.
Though Journeys are my Diary is my own personal lifestyle blog, Twice the Mum is a sister blog, soon to be launched by myself and my friend Nat. To enter this giveaway you only need follow and/or like my own blog but additional entries are given for also following and liking our new blog too, going live soon!
This giveaway is only open to UK residents. Prize is for one hardback copy of Oliver Jeffers’ How to Catch a Star book, kindly gifted to me by Harper Collins publishers. Competition ends midnight on April 7th and the book will be posted out during that week (just in time for Easter!).