Tuesday, November 8, 2011


What if you could have a star?
They shine like little silver eggs
you could gather in a basket.

What if you could find another brilliant book written by Mary Lyn Ray?  What if it was illustrated by Marla Frazee?  Well... Some days you feel shiny as a star.  If you've done something important, people may call you a star.  And that must be exactly how Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee felt when they first say there collaboration in print.  It's definitely a star!

I found this book at The Tattered Cover and is mysteriously found its way into my shopping basket.  I felt in love with it.  When I turned to the page that says Blow a ball of dandelion and you blow a thousand stars into the sky, I was sold!  I know I say it all the time, but this could become one of my favorites!  It's beautifully illustrated and beautifully written.  

To me it speaks as a metaphor of stopping to observe, stopping to breath, stopping to take in the beauty around you... your child's smile, your dog's nudge, your wife's hand in yours.  In this case, stars.  

Put it on you list!  It's a must have...

1 comment:

  1. It is on my list! Sounds wonderful, like all her books. Thanks for the telling.