Book Review

#PictureBook Review: Henry’s Stars by David Elliot

Henry's StarsHenry’s Stars by David Elliot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publisher: Philomel Books, Penguin

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One night, Henry the pig is stargazing when the stars formed a picture of a great big starry pig constellation running across the sky. He runs to tell his friends the sheep. They see the constellation he is talking about but correct him. It is clearly a great sheep in the sky. They ask Abigail the cow for her opinion who doesn’t see a pig or a sheep… but a great star cow! After asking other farmyard friends who all see something different, Henry gets discouraged and can’t even find the pig at all anymore.

I love a good picture book that highlights staring at the stars! This is a wonderful little story about how we see what is familiar to us. Everyone has their own perspective. This is such a big lesson told in such a simple and beautiful way. Great for little thinkers!

This would make a wonderful storytime book as there is a lot of opportunity for interaction. The more animals that are introduced you could prompt your audience to guess what they are going to see. This could also be followed up with a constellation craft or activity, such as these constellation connect-the-dots coloring pages.

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