“ … There’s a star above your head, fallen from way up high …”
And so begins this picture book from the enchanting world of the “Thirteenth Hour” about stars, hope, and the love parents have for their children.
Review of Your Star Will Glow Forever
As Julie Barichello so aptly points out in the discourse on Writing for a Double Audience, Children’s Books authors must write not only for children but for parents. Parents, if they’re doing what they should (if at all possible) spend countless hours each month reading stories to their kids. Most are read-and-forget. However, occasionally an author will kindly sneak in a piece for the parents that makes them really sit up and take notice of the book. That attention to detail – that writing for the parents – is how Your Star Will Glow Forever has a 4 out of 5 rating.
By itself, the book is – whilst not bad – nothing of note. The illustrations are okay and convey the emotions nicely, the poem is mediocre but it has a nice message, and the shortness is a blessing for parents choosing it for bedtime reading everywhere. However, the very last page of this book includes a gem that will bring a bark of laughter from the tired parental unit.
It’s worth checking out for that piece alone.
Title: Your Star Will Glow Forever | Author: Joshua Blum (site) | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2015-11-15 | Pages: 24 | ASIN: B0182MKXBI | Language: English | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2016-4-23 | Source: Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.