How to Catch a Star

How to Catch a Star is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and we were asked to join in the celebrations. So would it be bad to confess that we haven’t read how to Catch a Star before today? I hope that Oliver Jeffers doesn’t mind, but we do have a soft spot for two of his other books. I love “The way back home”, and the boy says his favourite all time picture book is “The Great Paper Caper”.

How to Catch a Star is the charming story of a small boy who dreams of having a star as his friend, he sets about on an exploration of the world in pursuit of his new friend. The story explores where you would have to look? In the sky, how tall would you have to make yourself to be able to reach a star? The illustrations are simple yet executed beautifully in the retelling of the story and have a charm about them that we have loved from Oliver’s other books.

how to catch a star by oliver jeffers

I was intrigued to find out that Oliver creates not just the stories for his books, but also the artwork. This is somewhat unusual as far as I know, as most writers are just that writers. This might also explain why his stories have such a seamless feel to them. If you would like to find out more about Oliver then visit his website at  where you can read about his stories, the inspiration behind them and all about the man himself. You will also find activities to download, posters, and even puppets to make and play out your favourite stories.

how to catch a star 10th aniversary

We have loved reading this book and would like to share the story with you too. I have a special 10th Anniversary copy of How to catch a star which is available now for RRP £12.99. The winner will also receive a little packet of their very own stars to share the magic with their children.

Simply fill in this rafflecopter for your chance to win.

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Disclaimer we were sent a copy of the 10th anniversary book as part of a press pack to keep, as well as a copy to giveaway. The opinions remain my own and are unchanged.

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  1. I would first catch the star’s reflection in a bucket of water then tell the star that she will need to come down to retrieve it – when she does, I would catch her with a fishing net and make friends with her so she will not be afraid!

  2. I would use a very long handled butterfly net whilst zooming around on my unicorn from a previous ‘hunt’ 😉 x

  3. I would send my 3 children out on to the lawn when it had just gone dark because then the star would come down by itself as it would be drawn to the 3 stars already on the lawn.
    Thanks for running this competition!

  4. i think we would have to do a back flip to jupitor,a front flip to the sun and a side flip(if there is a side flip)to the stars and then pick it up

  5. I would send my 3 children to this wonderful place called dream land where they could climb the sparkly stairs to the sky and grab one to bring back down

  6. I would sprinkle some dream dust on the garden and wait for it to land on the dust and gently catch it in a net

  7. I would give tinkerbell a phone call and tell her to sprinkle some fairy dust so I can fly up high and catch one

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