Touch the Brightest Star

Touch the Brightest Star

Book - 2015
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This interactive bedtime story proves nighttime isn't scary at all. The gentle journey from sunset to sunrise shows even the youngest children the magic of the nighttime sky--and lets them make magic happen! A companion to the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree.

What happens while you're sleeping? With lush, beautiful watercolors and cut-paper collage, Christie Matheson reveals the magic of the nighttime sky, using the same kinds of toddler-perfect interactive elements as her acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree. Wave good-bye to the sun, gently press the firefly, make a wish on a star, rub the owls on their heads, and . . . shhhh. No two readings of this book will be the same. That along with the gentle, soothing rhythm, makes Touch the Brightest Star a bedtime winner--no matter how many times you and your child read it.

"This exploration of the world at night should be inviting to even the very youngest children, who will also enjoy its imagination-fueled and child-powered interactivity."--The Horn Book

Publisher: New York, NY : 2015. Greenwillow Books,
ISBN: 9780062274472
Branch Call Number: E MATH


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VaughanPLKelly Jun 11, 2018

A lovely, interactive picture book that's great for bedtime. It's illustrations are also lovely, as you see the sky change throughout the night, and how the changing light affects the tree.

LibrarianK13 Apr 03, 2018

A wonderful interactive book for storytime!

Jan 29, 2018

A terrific bedtime read for my 1.5 year old. The length is just right, and the interactions on each page make it so much fun for both of us.

JCLBeckyC Apr 01, 2016

The kids in my Toddler Storytime love this gentle, interactive book. They had fun taking turns touching the fireflies, the deer and owls, and of course, the stars. They were experts at swiping the nighttime sky due to heavy iPhone usage, I suspect, which drew a laugh from the caregivers when I mentioned it. It's a good reminder that simple books are still valuable to our tech-savvy kiddos.

Jan 29, 2016

Love this interactive book and the additional glossary in the back.

Dec 11, 2015

Great bedtime book, encourages the child to participate by whispering "Come out, moon!" or tracing "the picture of the dipper."

Aug 05, 2015

An interactive book for bedtime

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Jan 13, 2019

cindylund thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

Jan 29, 2018

LittleShrimp2 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 5


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