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How to Catch a Star – 10th Anniversary Edition – Review & Win

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.

catch a star 5To 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  The special edition of the How to Catch a Star book includes a letter from the author and previously unpublished drawings.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.

catch a star 3How 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.

catch a star 2Miss 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.

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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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  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    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!

    1. Tracy Nixon says:

      grab not grap lol!

  2. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    with a net

  3. Jo Hutchinson says:

    With an extremely large net and fishing line.

  4. Susan Sargent says:

    I would use my son’s large fishing net

  5. Elizabeth Ferguson says:

    Fishing net

  6. MARK THOMAS says:

    Whilst flying over the moon

  7. tracey huber says:

    catch its reflection in my fishing net in the pond

  8. iain says:

    with a big fishing net

  9. clair downham says:

    with a huge net and bucket

  10. kim neville says:

    Wish a nice sparkly fishing net

  11. Lynn Heath says:

    with a fishing net!

  12. Glenn Marvell-James says:

    I’d use Oliver Jeffers Famous Star Bait.

  13. Angel says:

    Wearing protective gloves.

  14. Kathy Cakebread says:

    wearing special gloves

  15. Gina M says:

    With a big net and a trampoline!

  16. Claire D says:

    I would wish on it

  17. sarah rees says:

    with a great big net and a special wish

  18. Harley says:

    In an hot hair balloon

  19. richard hill says:

    ask my mom to get 1 for me she has always got me everything else i wantd xx

  20. Spencer Broadley says:

    Buy a bag of Chocolate stars

  21. laura stewart says:

    with a fishing rod 🙂

  22. Maybe I could coax it down with a special chocolate cake and some cocoa. Maybe?

  23. sian hallewell says:

    I’d stand on the moon and bounce on a trampoline

  24. Lara Davis says:

    With a space hooper

  25. Keri Jones says:

    With a butterfly net as I’m flying around on my very own unicorn (from a previous capture)

  26. Diana Croos says:

    with my two hands

  27. Laura Pritchard says:

    With a space rocket & a very big net!

  28. Liam Bishop says:

    A henry hoover, they suck up everything.

  29. Sarah Davies says:

    By wishing.

  30. michelle banks says:

    in a fishing net x

  31. Kay panayi says:

    With a huge net

  32. Victoria H says:

    I wouldn’t catch it…they are beautiful when they are free (Just like people) =]

  33. Suan Watts says:

    In a fishing net

  34. Jo Greenhalgh says:

    With a special star fishing rod

  35. Stephanie Thornley says:

    With a long bit of sticky fly paper!

  36. Jill Webb says:

    Try and catch it with my fishing rod

  37. Zoe Roxby says:

    Well George Bailey said he would lasso the moon so could try it with a star

  38. Jo welsh says:

    With a net on a very long pole attached to it

  39. Carol Massey says:

    I would stand on the moon and pick a star with my fingers

  40. rosie d says:

    As Dr. Who’s next assistant I plan to persuade the TARDIS to help out!

  41. katie skeoch says:

    I’d throw some wishes at it until it’s overwhelmed

  42. Tammy Tudor says:

    I’d use my heart and imagination 🙂

  43. claire matthews-curtis says:

    I would wish for it

  44. ashleigh says:

    Jump up and catch it!

  45. Fiona R says:

    I’d ask my loved ones in the sky to drop one down

  46. jodie yorke says:

    whilst flying over the moon!!

  47. jen morgan says:

    with a fishing new or my magic wand

  48. Stephanie Tsang says:

    By jumping on a trampoline and catching it with my hands.

  49. jessica agyin says:

    a rocket and huge net

  50. judith eddington says:

    with a net

  51. Tracey Morgan says:

    With my hands

  52. jodie harvey says:

    i would drink redbull – grow some wings and fly up to them with a net 😀

  53. kim heeps says:

    by flying on a rainbow


    With a fishing rod

  55. Georgia Norton says:

    With a fishing line 🙂

  56. Tracey Morgan says:

    In My Hands

  57. cherie shaw says:

    I would try & catch it in a jar 🙂

  58. JULIE WARD says:

    Ask superman to help

  59. emma falvi says:

    i would go up in a spaceship

  60. Karen Barrett says:

    Make a wish and then my star would appear as if by magic 🙂

  61. says:

    I would sprinkle some fairy dust and then fly to get one x

  62. Amy Beckett says:

    My puppy would chase it out of the sky

  63. claire woods says:

    with a net.

  64. kim mayhead says:

    With a really big fishing net

  65. Kirsten Barthy says:

    With a lassoo

  66. Solange says:

    With a net

  67. kate says:

    asking it politely.

  68. Jo-Anne holton says:

    In a large net!!

  69. Mark Palmer says:

    With a net

  70. Michelle Ferguson says:

    With a butterfly net

  71. sharon cunningham says:

    I would grab it while its back was turned.

  72. id lure it in with cheese
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  73. Patricia Avery says:

    I wouldn’t try to catch a star. It needs its freedom to twinkle 🙂

  74. Joanna Sawka says:

    with a huge net

  75. laid on my back with my mouth open.

  76. claire little says:

    with a net 🙂

  77. Alice Hindley says:

    With my magic box camera

  78. Kelly Wiffin says:

    I would send my daughter to catch it!

  79. Catherine says:

    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

  82. carly bryan says:

    with a butterfly net

  83. samantha price says:

    fishing line

  84. HEIDI says:

    with a giant net of course

  85. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    I would fly my flying carpet up to the sky & catch it with my butterfly net & put it in my pocket for safe keeping 🙂

  86. Gillian Turner says:

    Caught mine, married him and keeping him!! Hahaha

  87. Lisa Sands says:

    In my pocket 🙂 x

  88. Danika Lloyd says:

    With a pogo stick & a net

  89. Isabell Whitenstall says:

    with a net

  90. Victoria N says:

    With a net

  91. Rebecca Powell says:

    With a huge net!!

  92. Jill Cordner says:

    I wouldn’t, some things are meant to be free x

  93. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    Sit very quietly until it rests upon a flower in the garden and then pounce!

  94. Holly S says:

    I would build a really long ladder and climb to the top and try to snag it with a net.

  95. Rachel Craig says:

    With the help of a very, very long ladder.

  96. With a net
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  97. Kate Sabin-Burns says:

    with a net

  98. Lorraine Polley says:

    with a fishing rod and a open heart

  99. Ian Murray says:

    already have three stars. my children,

  100. Monika S says:

    I’d first catch a gold fish, negotiated my wishes and wished for a star

  101. leigh says:

    jump on a trampoline and have a VERY big net =)

  102. Donna Clinton says:

    I would use fairy wings and fly up and catch a star!

  103. George Brown says:

    make sure it was falling—and then put it in my pocket c/o perry como

  104. Emma Beckett says:

    With a net like on the BFG

  105. Gail Bennett says:

    I’d wish it down from the sky and then keep it in my pocket 🙂

  106. Champaklal Lad says:

    via Richard Bransons spaceship

  107. Tracy Sinclair says:

    I think it would have to be with a fishing net, other than that, in my dreams x

  108. Natalie Crossan says:

    With a lasso!

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