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How to Catch a Star: 10/25/20
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers is the first in The Boy picture book series. The Boy is fascinated by stars. He wants nothing more than to catch one, very much like the mole and the moon in Bringing Down the Moon by Jonathan Emmett and Vanessa Cabban.
The book goes through all the different ways the boy tries to get a star. Despite his set backs, he keeps trying and keeps believing that someday he'll manage.
A trip to the beach is finally what it takes. Does he get an actual star? Not exactly. Instead he finds an earthly equivalent — something that lives in the sea.
A guest teacher and artist used this book during my summer art camp. The goal was to design a mask inspired by the book. As I was doing a bird themed camp, the starter mask was a barn owl. The campers had to combine the owl with the themes of the book.