Day 75 was The Little Star Who Wished. Master A's dad and I used to dive a fair bit, and this book captured the colour-scapes that I remember enjoying under the ocean. The illustrations are full colour, full page, and the text meanders with the pictures. The story, too, is full of longing, searching for people like you, and synergy as the little star finds help under the sea to regain his heavenly place. It reminded me (a little) of Stardust (without all the additional subplots and Neil Gaiman coolness), and overall I just really genuinely enjoyed reading it. I hadn't heard of it before, but it probably deserves more attention than it gets.
Master A's verdict: Seemed to love the full page spread illustrations.
- Title: The Little Star Who Wished
- Author/Illustrator: Michael Broad
- Source: Borrowed from the local library
- Publisher: Puffin
What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.