Review & Giveaway: How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers


We are big fans of Oliver Jeffers in this house.  Our favourite book to date was ‘Stuck’ and it has provided many amusing bedtimes for us.  So we were very excited when we heard that it was the 10th anniversary of Oliver Jeffers book, ‘How To Catch A Star’ and that we were being sent a copy of the book to review.

How To Catch A Star is a very sweet story about a little boy who sits and watches the stars from his bedroom window each night, wishing he could have one of his very own.  One day he decides he is going to go about catching one from the sky and the story follows his attempts to do just that.

I am not surprised that this book has continued to delight children for 10 years, both Meg and Eli adore the simple tale, and were really keen to find out what happened next and whether the little boy would catch his own star.  It is funny in places (such as the little boy’s rocket not being available as he used the petrol up travelling to the moon) and the illustrations are beautiful.  Perfect for a bedtime story.

Suffice to say it has become a firm favourite and as each page only has a couple of sentences, Meg will even sit and read it on her own now with her developing reading skills.


Even more exciting, is that I have a very special giveaway.

The lucky winner will get:-

* A hardback copy of How To Catch A Star
* A How To Catch A Star poster
* A special star shaped USB stick which contains printable activity sheets relating to the story.
* A pack of glow in the dark stars

To enter, just complete the rafflecopter below.  UK entrants only please and the giveaway will end on Monday 28 April 2014.  Please read the terms and conditions for full details before entering.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win then you can purchase your own special 10th anniversary copy of How To Catch A Star for £12.99 on amazon.

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of How To Catch A Star for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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