How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers is a classic children’s picture book that tells the story of a young boy eager to catch a star from the sky.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book a special set has been put together which we were lucky to receive including a hardback copy of the book, some glow in the dark ceiling stars and a star shaped usb stick. There were also lots of activity sheets which my children have been having lots of fun with. The special edition of the How to Catch a Star book includes a letter from the author and previously unpublished drawings. Aimed at ages 2 to 7 years, this is perfect for both my children to enjoy being aged 3 and 6.
How to Catch a Star follows a young boy who loves stars and spends many hours gazing up at them. It then shows the journey of his efforts to catch his own star and after various attempts he finally finds one. The book is simply yet beautifully illustrated with full colour pages that keep little ones entertained whilst listening to the story.
This has made the perfect bedtime reading for 3yr old Mister B as it’s a relaxing easy read that doesn’t bring too much excitement yet has a storyline that little one’s love. Mister B loved it when the boy went up in his rocket to search for a star.
The activity sheets proved a big hit with both my children, Mister B loving the mazes which he could sit and do with his finger. He loves following the lines around hitting a “dead end” before having to turn back and find an alternative path.
Miss M who loves her cutting and sticking was immediately attracted to the mobile to make. She sat carefully cutting out each shape before glueing them together with a piece of cotton inside. I then helped her to stick them to a cross that we made out of sturdy cardboard strips. She was so proud of her effort and wanted it hung in her bedroom so she could look at it whilst in bed.
Why not print the activity sheets for you little ones to do?
How to Catch a Star Activity Sheets
Released on 27th March 2014, How to Catch a Star is available from Amazon for £12.99.
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers is a great book with a storyline that little ones love and I’m pleased to say I have a copy of the book to give away to one of my readers. If you’d like to win, just fill in the rafflecopter form below.
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I’d fill a bucket of water and place it out on a starry night then wait to a reflection to appear….then I would grap my little fishing net and scoop it out quickly then hope the star would come down from the sky to retrieve it! Then I would catch my star!
grab not grap lol!
with a net
With an extremely large net and fishing line.
I would use my son’s large fishing net
Whilst flying over the moon
catch its reflection in my fishing net in the pond
with a big fishing net
with a huge net and bucket
Wish a nice sparkly fishing net
with a fishing net!
I’d use Oliver Jeffers Famous Star Bait.
Wearing protective gloves.
wearing special gloves
With a big net and a trampoline!
I would wish on it
with a great big net and a special wish
In an hot hair balloon
ask my mom to get 1 for me she has always got me everything else i wantd xx
Buy a bag of Chocolate stars
with a fishing rod 🙂
Maybe I could coax it down with a special chocolate cake and some cocoa. Maybe?
I’d stand on the moon and bounce on a trampoline
With a space hooper
With a butterfly net as I’m flying around on my very own unicorn (from a previous capture)
with my two hands
With a space rocket & a very big net!
A henry hoover, they suck up everything.
in a fishing net x
With a huge net
I wouldn’t catch it…they are beautiful when they are free (Just like people) =]
In a fishing net
With a special star fishing rod
With a long bit of sticky fly paper!
Try and catch it with my fishing rod
Well George Bailey said he would lasso the moon so could try it with a star
With a net on a very long pole attached to it
I would stand on the moon and pick a star with my fingers
As Dr. Who’s next assistant I plan to persuade the TARDIS to help out!
I’d throw some wishes at it until it’s overwhelmed
I’d use my heart and imagination 🙂
I would wish for it
Jump up and catch it!
I’d ask my loved ones in the sky to drop one down
whilst flying over the moon!!
with a fishing new or my magic wand
By jumping on a trampoline and catching it with my hands.
a rocket and huge net
with a net
With my hands
i would drink redbull – grow some wings and fly up to them with a net 😀
by flying on a rainbow
With a fishing rod
With a fishing line 🙂
In My Hands
I would try & catch it in a jar 🙂
Ask superman to help
i would go up in a spaceship
Make a wish and then my star would appear as if by magic 🙂
I would sprinkle some fairy dust and then fly to get one x
My puppy would chase it out of the sky
with a net.
With a really big fishing net
With a lassoo
With a net
asking it politely.
In a large net!!
With a net
With a butterfly net
I would grab it while its back was turned.
id lure it in with cheese
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I wouldn’t try to catch a star. It needs its freedom to twinkle 🙂
with a huge net
laid on my back with my mouth open.
with a net 🙂
With my magic box camera
I would send my daughter to catch it!
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In a magic ship that would fly me and my daughters up to catch it!
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How would you try to catch a star?
l’d wave my wand and make a wish
with a butterfly net
with a giant net of course
I would fly my flying carpet up to the sky & catch it with my butterfly net & put it in my pocket for safe keeping 🙂
Caught mine, married him and keeping him!! Hahaha
In my pocket 🙂 x
With a pogo stick & a net
with a net
With a net
With a huge net!!
I wouldn’t, some things are meant to be free x
Sit very quietly until it rests upon a flower in the garden and then pounce!
I would build a really long ladder and climb to the top and try to snag it with a net.
With the help of a very, very long ladder.
With a net
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with a net
with a fishing rod and a open heart
already have three stars. my children,
I’d first catch a gold fish, negotiated my wishes and wished for a star
jump on a trampoline and have a VERY big net =)
I would use fairy wings and fly up and catch a star!
make sure it was falling—and then put it in my pocket c/o perry como
With a net like on the BFG
I’d wish it down from the sky and then keep it in my pocket 🙂
via Richard Bransons spaceship
I think it would have to be with a fishing net, other than that, in my dreams x
With a lasso!