As parents we naturally want to shield our children from sadness but it’s an important topic to touch on if we want to raise resilient future adults. There are now lots of titles on the market which feature loss or difficult goodbyes, but all too often we only seek them out in times of need. This beautiful book from Corrinne Averiss is an excellent addition to a child’s bookshelf as it gently weaves the subject in to a wonderful bedtime story.
A little girl finds a fallen star and gently nurses him back to health. She cleans him, feeds him and takes the time to learn all about her new friend. When he starts to get better she wants him to play but understands that he is a little different to her. He sleeps in the day and isn’t interested in toys but they soon find ways to just enjoy each others company.
The little girl in this story – Lulu – shares Ivy’s love of books and the library so I love this one.
Every Saturday Lulu’s daddy takes her to the library so she can pick a selection of books for the week ahead.
Every evening her mummy or daddy reads her a story and the next day we see how the story influences the games she plays on her own or with her friends.
The books inspire her to become a princess, a pilot, a tiger, a farmer and a host of other things!
It’s a great story which shows the power of the imagination and how important it is for kids to develop an interest in books.
This book is beautifully illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw and our copy came with a CD of the story bring read in 19 different languages including Welsh, French, Arabic, Swahili, Tamil, Urdu, Mandarin and Japanese!
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