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Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson Review

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I just received Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson (Greenwillow Books, Harper Collins Publishing) for my three year old daughter. I only wish that I would have had this book sooner! Touch the Brightest Star is a book that my children could read over and over, there always something new to see on each page.

Touch the Brightest Star

This story is a beautiful way for a young child end to their day. It feels to me as if you are looking out your window at a simple tree watching the sky darken and change through the night. You start by waving goodbye to the sun of the day and tapping the fireflies to bring them into the sky. As the stars come out you make a wish and watch the star formations appear in the night sky. By gently touching the pages as you go you say good night to all of the softly drawn nighttime animals. You say good night to deer and the most adorably drawn owls.

When all is done, you close your eyes and relax. The dark page with nothing written except “Shhhh” is sweet and calming at the end of our day. The story ends with the promise that when you open your eyes again the magic of another day will begin.

The final page is my most favorite part, it is what allows children to grow with this story. The final page explains “how the magic happens”. Once a child is old enough to ask questions they can learn why things happen at night. There is an explanation written for all of the nighttime elements that were mentioned in the story. Children can learn why fireflies light up, why the moon glows, even about the flowers they saw changing throughout the pages.

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Touch the Brightest Star GiveawayTouch the Brightest Star was an instant hit with my children and I believe it will stay a favorite for many more years!

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One reader will receive a copy of Touch the Brightest Star and a star projector/decorative lamp that will illuminate your child’s room with colorful constellations (ARV $30). See form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. residents. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 8.4.15


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17 Comment

  1. Avatar
    Jeannette Mills
    July 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    My little ones loooooove to read. We usually read a bible story or 2 from the Jesus Storybook Bible every night. Occasionally we will switch it up and read Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site but they really love to listen to David and Goliath (we have boys so this is a favorite) and the story of Jonah so we just read from the Bible more often.

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    Colleen Maurina
    July 22, 2015 at 12:38 am

    My grandson’s current favorite bedtime story is Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. He loves construction vehicles so he never gets tired of this book and it’s a wonderful way to put him to sleep!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe
    July 22, 2015 at 1:03 am

    My favorite book to read to my youngest daughter is called “Womderful You”
    I’m hoping to win this prize for my granddaughter 😉

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    July 22, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I love all the books by Shel Silverstein. They were just so funny and full of laughs.

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    Debbie Welchert
    July 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    When my daughter was growing up she loved for me to read The Three Bears to Her over and over again.

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    July 22, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    My grandsons love to be read How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You. They never tire of it!

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    Samantha Wagner
    July 23, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I don’t remember what my favorite story was as a kid. Probably a Dr Seuss, we had a lot of his books. My kids love to read though. It’s fun watching them learn to read, and they would love this book.

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    Carrie G
    July 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

    My mother used to read The Witches to us every October before Halloween. I loved it

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    Jeani b
    August 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    we’ve always done story time before bed, but there hasn’t been a consistent story that we read every night. we always pick out 1-3 and read those together. right now she’s in a curious george phase though, so there’s a lot of those adventures.

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    Robin W
    August 2, 2015 at 9:04 am

    My son always loved books and I loved to read to him. It was our nightly quiet time together. I cannot remember the name of the series (it’s been 20 years) but it was a children’s series of books about dragons and such.

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    Char Dingley
    August 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Our favorite was “I Love you More”. I read it to my children and now my grandchildren. We even added “pages” of our own!!

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    Amy Orvin
    August 3, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I don’t have any children but would like to enter to win for my niece. She really loves anything by Dr. Seuss. She likes all of the rhyming and they are all cute books.

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    denise low
    August 3, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I really don’t remember all. But I read her the 3 bears. Thank you for the entry

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    Jerry Marquardt
    August 4, 2015 at 5:07 am

    I like to tell Twinkle Little Star the most. I wonder if they like it.

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    Nicole Lancaster
    August 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

    My child’s current favorite bedtime story is Llama Llama Red Pajama. She loves the Llama Llama series, I read them all to her every night.

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    Shelley Joy P
    August 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I like reading The Monster at the end of this Book to the kids. They think it is so funny 🙂

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    Lily Kwan
    August 4, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I like The Cat in the Hat because it’s funny and entertaining. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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