Monday, 24 March 2014

Review & Giveaway: How to Catch a Star 10th Anniversary Edition

I’ve written about my love of Oliver Jeffers’ books before, so I was excited to be offered the chance togiveaway a copy of his book. This year marks 10 years since How to Catch a Star was released, and to celebrate, HarperCollins have released a special anniversary edition. The 10th anniversary is edition features a letter from the author and illustrator, explaining where the concept for the book first came from.

We were given a copy of How to Catch a Star shortly after the birth of my daughter. It is a beautiful book, I really love the look and colours of the illustrations, and the story itself is lovely to read. Our copy has been well loved in the two short years we have owned it. It has been stood on, folded, and, very almost, peed on.

The book is aimed at 2-7 year olds, but I have been reading it to Ebony since she was a baby. We have amassed a few other Oliver Jeffers books since, but I think this one will always be my favourite.




HarperCollins very kindly sent us a copy of the 10th anniversary edition to review, along with some other promotional materials. We were sent some glow in the dark stars, which I am keeping hidden from my daughter until we move house, because it seems unfair to the new owners to leave them with a glow in the dark ceiling in their spare room. They also sent us some drawing sheets and activities which kept Ebony happily occupied for a little while one afternoon.

The 10th anniversary edition of How to Catch a Star is due to be released on 27 March, and can be pre-ordered here for just £10.27 (RRP £12.99).
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67 comments:

  1. My favourite children's book is V is for Vegan.

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  2. I just love Oliver Jeffers! He's been a favrouite in our home for many years now, my youngest loves Lost and Found.

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  3. So far my favourite book to read to Alice is Room on the Broom

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  4. Such a hard question! This week: A kitten called Moonlight! Love How to Catch a Star too. :-) x

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  5. Wind in the Willows a timeless classic

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  6. Currenlt reading my 7 year olds the first harry potter (im a big fan!!) and trying to get my 4 year old to sit down long enough to listen to a story :/

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  7. Currently it is 'Princess Polly's Potty' (Hooray!) as we are desperately trying to get our daughter interested in not wearing nappies. I sense that it's novelty will wear off soon.....

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  8. Wilf is loving the Alfie books at the moment by Shirley Hughes :) x

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  9. Pip and posy and the scary monster
    (kim neville)

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  10. gosh, time flies doesn't it! 10 years! as soon as i saw olivers work i knew he'd be big, he has such a versatile style, and so suited to childrens books.

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  11. I love you as big as the world

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  12. Right now our favourite childrens book is 'The Mousehole Cat'

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  13. My girls love The day The Crayon's Quit at the mo!

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  14. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

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  15. F loves so many books at the moment but one that keeps making an appearance at bedtime is Hairy Maclary. x

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  16. Oh this is a hard one as I love so many but probably Peter Rabbit

    Laura x

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  17. nephew hasnt started reading yet so dont have 1

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  18. currently.............The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  19. I think one of the children's book that stands out for me (although there are so many) in my early years was 'Each Peach Pear Plum' by Janet and Ahlberg. It's inventive and beautifully illustrated.

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  20. Glenn Marvell-James26 March 2014 at 14:27

    The Heuys

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  21. The Secret Seven series
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  22. I love reading my son The Snail and the Whale.

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  23. Our fave Oliver Jeffers is still Lost and Found, but I haven't actually read this one... yet!

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  24. For both my daughter, and me (!) -
    The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark
    by Jill Tomlinson

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  25. For both my daughter, and me (!) -
    The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark
    by Jill Tomlinson

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  26. Right now it is oh dear! by Rod Campbell but it changes frequently! I love children's books.

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  27. Our bedtime favourite at the moment is Sleeping Beauty

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  28. Lynsey Buchanan6 April 2014 at 09:50

    The Paperdolls

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  29. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Rachel Craig

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  30. Wreck it Ralph!!!! Over and over again seems like forever!!!!! Help please!!!! Ahhhh!!!!!

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  31. My little girl loves Jill Murphy's 'Peace at Last'

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  32. My wee daughter and I love reading the rod Campbell books together.

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  33. We are reading The Wizard of Oz - back to the classics and Sadie loves the original film ! x

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  34. A book called Big dog Little dog

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  35. charlie and the chocolate factory

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  36. Pam Francis Gregory9 April 2014 at 11:38

    The BFG

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  37. Isabell Whitenstall9 April 2014 at 12:47

    Fireman Sam books

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  38. My little girl loves Ted in a Red Bed - she loves finding the little yellow ducks on all the pages :)

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  39. The Tiger Who Came To Tea x

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  40. were going on a bear hunt

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  41. 365 bedtime stories for boys ( chad valley)

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