A simple but fun story that teaches children that it’s not what you say that makes you a star, it’s the things you do for others that make you important.
Title: Starfish the Star
Author: Elaine Bickell
Illustrator: Daron Parton
Format: picture book
Date of Publication: August 2021
Themes: While it’s fun to be the centre of attention, sometimes it’s better to help others
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? no
Would this book work as a read aloud? yes
Is there a particular part of the country that it’s set in? no
Reviewer: Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School, Auckland
How are you recommending this book? Recommended
Opening sentence: In the salty depths of an aquarium display lived a Seahorse, Jellyfish, Clownfish and Ray, along with a creature who looked quite bizarre, because he was shaped just like a star.
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