Review – “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers was the first book that I introduced to toddler T featuring the Boy, not knowing whether she would like it or not. Since I had introduced it earlier than the age I have recommended below, it took a while before she finally took to the book. It later became a favorite for some time and she asked for it by its name. Even though she has given it a break for now (Thank God!) and we have moved to other books, I am sure she will come back to it soon.

The Boy is looking at the stars from his bedroom window and the only thing he wants right now is to have one of his own. Trying his best to reach the star and catch it, the story follows him as he spends an entire day looking for a star that doesn’t seem to be appearing. Will he catch a star? 


  • Full paged and childish illustrations, apt for beginners to identify things. 
  • Short sentences, easy to read, explain, and understand.
  • Fun story giving multiple morals subtly.

WHAT WE DISLIKED the impracticality of the actions of the boy (from an adult point of view) though if you view them as a child, you’ll find them perfectly fine. 

A fine story for a young toddler to read. Definitely recommended. Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.  Recommended age 2+ years.


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