Stars in your pocket

So. Remember that rock? The perfect one that fits in your hand? The one you keep in your pocket? I hope you don’t lose that rock. But if you do, you know what else apparently fits in your pocket, just like – yet not like – your best rock?

Stars.

In Stars, written by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Marla Frazee, we see how stars show up in surprising ways, from strawberry plants to pumpkin vines. (I had no idea that moss was made of green stars.) Look closely. There’s only one rule: Never give away the star in your pocket. Those who liked the quiet exuberance of Ray’s Red Rubber Boot Day will enjoy the similar outdoorsy introspection of Stars. It’s reassuring to know that, if that star falls out of your pocket when you don’t feel shiny, there is always another star for you everywhere.

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray

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Children's librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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