There are many stars in the galaxy. But only the sun wakes us in the morning, helps us grow, plays hide-and-seek behind the clouds, and paints pretty pictures in the evening sky.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.17(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
FRANK ASCH has written and illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the popular Good Night, Baby Bear. He lives in Vermont.
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The Sun Is My Favorite Star based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch is a wonderful book. It tells a story of the sun from morning till night. There is a person telling the suns journey story. I can¿t tell if the narrator is a boy or a girl though, not that it really matters. This would book would probably be best read to young students. There aren¿t many words, but it does say things like ¿hide-and-seek¿. This book would be great to read in the summer or explaining the sun daily process.
In this book, Frank Asch depicts the joys of the sun through the eyes of a child, and joy the phenomenon of sunshine does for this child. It begins with the child waking to the rays of the sun and subsequently takes the reader through the child¿s day. The storyline flows like a piece of poetry, reiterating several times throughout the reading that ¿The Sun is my Favorite Star,¿ and painting the image of the sun as a friendly companion rather than an effervescent ball of gas. The child then plays with the sun, making shadows in its rays and playing hide and go seek. The sun is portrayed as always being present, as even in nighttime, its reflection shines from the moon, insinuating that a child is never alone. The pictures in the book are paintings enhanced with Adobe Photoshop. I found this book to be so-so. The illustrations are too computerized, and even though the message of the book reflects the writer¿s synchronicity with nature¿s divine elements, the computerized aspect takes away from this.
This story is about a young child and how the sun wakes him up every morning. The sun then follows him through the day as he plays and will even play hide and seek when the clouds are out. The sun is this young child's favorite star even at night when the moon comes out. This book has the most vivid illustrations out of Frank Asch's books that children would love. Kids may even love the sun as much as the little boy does by the end of the book. What a great way for kids to learn about the sun!
A young child describes her relationship with the sun. This is a good fiction book with poetic text to read during a science lesson about the sun.