Book review: What are stars? By Katie Daynes and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens.

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Katie Daynes and Marta Alvarez Miguens have done a brilliant job at creating a book that is informative and fun all about stars.

We are big fans of Usborne publishers non-fiction and activity books for children in our home. This book did not disappoint and both my 1 and 3 year old think it is brilliant.

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With its appealing, inclusive illustrations and many lift the flaps this is a book that many young children will want to read over and over again. The text used through out the book is simple and concise making it a brilliant read for preschoolers. This is a Very First Question and Answers book however, I do feel on some pages including an expert word or two would have been a great addition.

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Each double page focuses on answering a question which is titled at the start of the page.  The questions are what you imagine a child to ask and include What are Stars? How many stars are there? And Can I visit a star?

On answering them the book does a great job at incorporating the lift the flaps. The sturdy lift the flaps will certainly appear to many and there are over 30 of them in the book!

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The colourful illustrations are rather sweet and the darker tones used do a great job at setting a night scene, giving a realistic view of when stars can be seen.

What are Stars? is a super, informative book that provides teaching in a fun, interactive way. A great read that I’m sure will get your little ones talking.

 

Thank you to publishers Usborne and Toppsta for sending us this book.

 

 

 

2 thoughts

  1. Great post!
    We own a home based daycare/preschool that I’ve ran for the past 20+ years.. I am basically addicted to my children’s library, especially board books at the moment. I’ve posted a few things around my library as well.
    I’ve never seen this Usborne title, thanks for sharing!! It’s super cute, I’m going to have to look for it! ☀️

    1. Thank you. It’s nice to know that I introduced to a new title.
      Ooh I shall take a look at your book posts.

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