Look Up at the Stars

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Pub Date 5 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2021

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This stunningly illustrated and heartfelt book tells the story of a mother bear and her child, who leave their house on an adventure in search of a star, in a warm tale of love, family and home.

Look up at the stars, so high above me. If I could just hold one, how happy I’d be! A parent and child go in search of a star, journeying through dark woods, accross rough seas and through snow and ice to the top of Mount Digger-Doo in order to reach their goal, but what will happen when they find it out of reach?
This lyrical picture book celebrates adventure, coming home, love – and the idea that sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose. A relaxing and mindful read that's perfect for any parent who is looking to soothe their child at bedtime.
'This is a lovely gentle book, with comforting rhymes, fantastic illustrations and a fabulous go-getting mother figure' ​—Just Imagine

This stunningly illustrated and heartfelt book tells the story of a mother bear and her child, who leave their house on an adventure in search of a star, in a warm tale of love, family and home.


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ISBN 9781786037732
PRICE £6.99 (GBP)

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This is a beautifully illustrated rhyming bedtime book perfect for under fives.

It tells the story of a parent and child bear as they travel through woods, over the sea and up a mountain in search of a star.

Would make an ideal Christmas present

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This is an amazingly illustrated, magical, children's book, which is full of wonder and delight. A little bear wants her Mum to get her a star, so her Mum promises to reach up to the sky to retrieve one for her. They set out from home on an adventure at night time, trying to catch a star for the child. They are not able to get one, but they realise that their own home is full of light and is shining bright like a star, and so they travel home to enjoy the light and warmth of their own perfect dwelling. This book is so beautiful and the illustrations are amazing. It is a book that fills you with joy and happiness and opens your heart. My daughter and I loved it! Highly recommended!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A beautiful story about love, family and home.

The illustrations alone tell a story in the book that is filled with hope and kindness. This would make a perfect gift for those little loved ones that you know.

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A strong evocation of love and the power of a nice, safe home. Baby bear wants to have a star from the heavens in its hand, and parent bear promises to fetch one – it will be a long and arduous journey, perhaps, but it will be done and it will be done safely. But will it? Simple verse gets the story across perfectly well, and it's all wrapped up with a cosy, night-light glow, and a lullaby quality that is most appealing. A strong four stars.

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This beautifully illustrated story is brimming with cosiness and such a sense of family love and safety.
A charming hygge feel to it, with a lovely message about the lengths a parent will go to for their child and familial love and warmth.
Also has a rhyming scheme easy for kids to understand and grasp.
For fans of Guess How Much I Love You

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An absolutely stunning book filled with a positive message. I will certainly be reccomending this book to children and adults. The art style is beautiful and the rhyming repetitive structure will really appeal to the younger audience.

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This is a beautiful book of the adventures of a mum and child. They go looking for the stars. This is a cute bedtime story. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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Beautiful and Gentle book for older children.

I liked the tones of the illustrations used in this book, very cosy and perfect for the winter nights.

Short and easy poems are also well written.

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Such a lovely, warm story for children’s bedtime. We enjoyed the illustrations and the rhyming story that made my little ones feel loved and secure. It opened up conversations about our wishes and dreams and to recognise how lucky we are for the things we have. We absolutely recommend x

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This short book is written in verse, alternating between the voice of the parent and the voice of the child. I really liked that. There was something very poetic in this little book, including the art that created a soothing feeling!
The story is about going to great length to obtain something, and then realizing that all this time, said thing wasn’t that far away. That there is beauty in the ordinary and in what surrounds you. It’s a lovely message.

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As soon as I started reading this beautiful book, I couldn't believe how adorable the illustrations were. I stared at them for a long time, and I wished I lived in that story. A wonderful book! And I'm sure adults would particularly enjoy this one.

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