Just want to clarify something before this week's beautiful, starry post. Please stay with me!
Not long ago, a reader wrote to me and apologized for not being able to buy all the lovely books I've featured on this blog and she was sorry she couldn't help me with their sales. (I was quite touched. How nice of her to feel obliged to help me!) I've already written back and here's my clarification in case some of you also think the same: There's no need be sorry at all! I read many books. If I like them, I write about them on this blog. I don't get paid for the features, giveaways or links so there's no sales involved here. Even if someone purchases a book based on my recommendation, no part of that sale comes to me. If readers like a particular book, you are all warmly encouraged to buy a copy to support the author OR check out a copy from the library, whichever works best for you. (I check books out from the library about 80% of the time.) Good books deserve to be read and shared! Last, I'm already very happy that you all came by to read my posts. Don't worry about anything else, okay.
And now ...
A star is how you know it's almost night.
As soon as you see one, there's another, and another.
And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark.
Here are the things you can do if you like stars:
- Gather them in a basket.
- Draw a star on paper, cut it out and put it in your pocket. It'll give you the brightness whenever you need some. (On some days, you'll really need some.)
- Or pin it on your shirt and be the sheriff.
- Make a magic wand.
- Give it to a friend ... and more.
Stars are everywhere. Look carefully at the moss, in June grass and pumpkin vines. Look closely at a snowflake, or blow at a dandelion. Watch them swirl through the sky.
If you wish to see stars that come out only at night, you will have to wait. And you will need some darkness to see them.
So put on your pajamas.
And wait together.
I picked up this book because of the artist, Marla Frazee (winner of two Caldecott Honors). Such grace and sense of wonder in her illustrations. I was particularly impressed with her award-winning All the World (read my review here) and now I have another very pretty one to add to the shelf. Whoo-hoo ~