A Bed of Stars

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Thinking about the vast, vast universe can be very unsettling for a youngster. A young boy has such trouble thinking about the universe that he cannot sleep. His father announces that they are going on a camping trip, out to the desert. They fill their beat-up truck, Old Darlin’, with everything they will need. When they get out to the desert, they play in the sand dunes, then build a fire and sing songs. Finally, they snuggle in the back of the truck and study the sky. Dad explains that all things, even the stars, are made of energy. Stars are our relatives. They name a lot of the stars, and then they fall asleep. A surprise waits at home.

Jessica Love, both author and illustrator of this sweet book, has written a story many readers, old and young, will relate to. The immensity of the universe can be so overwhelming, and this is a problem for many young people. This lovely book will help youngsters overcome those feelings. The illustrations are simply enchanting and filled with delightful details that will keep little ones searching the pages and involved in the story. Don’t miss this one.

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Author Jessica Love
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 04-Apr-2023
ISBN 9781536212396
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Issue June 2023
Category Children's