Reviews - What do customers think about Laura's Star?
magical Jun 12, 2007
Saw this in our school library and read it to kindergarden children. Library had a hard cover version which is no longer available. Was pleased that I could order it even though it is soft cover. The children loved the 3 D effect of the star on every page especially with the band aid. The story is very sweet and I wish there were more books like this for children.
Wishing on a Broken Star... Dec 19, 2003
Seldom do you find a book which appeals to children, yet, it also gives adults something to think about. That is exactly what this story does. A lonely little girl named Laura has no friends, no one she can share her secrets with. Until one night, when Laura is looking out her window, she sees a silver light crash to the pavement outside her house. It turns out it is a little star, which Laura can tell all her secrets to. This story is wonderful, and should not be overlooked.
A story about love and meaningful loss Jul 31, 2002
This is a touching, subtle story about feelings, mainly loneliness, love and loss. Because the storyline regarding the star is intriguing to kids, and the text also had a deeper meaning, this book has the ability to appeal to a wide range of ages.
Review of Laura's Star Jul 11, 2000
Laura spots a streak of silver shooting past her window and discovers a sparkly star nearby. She has always wanted someone to share her secrets with, and so she takes the little star home and makes it her friend. But when she wakes up the next morning, Laura discovers that the little star has disappeared. She searches everwhere, but it's no use. She thinks that her special friend may have been a dream. In this magical story a lonesome girl learns that friendshop sometimes means giving away the brightest treasures. I think that this would be a great story to teach character education. It faces the issues of depression, loneliness, friendliness, caring, sharing, and giving. It is a precious story that would be delightful to children of most any age.
Touching and beautifully illustrated story. Mar 19, 1998
This book is a wonderful story about a girl who befriends and unselfishly cares for an injured star. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful, and will attract and hold even the youngest eyes (I bought it for my daughter when she was 14 months old and it was an instant favorite). Each depiction of the star is rendered in a holographic image a la The Rainbow Fish. The story, about loneliness and caring, is appropriate for all ages. This is the author's first US-published book but he teaches children's book illustration at the university level in his native Germany. I highly recommend this book.