Constellations come out and play at night.
Sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” this board book introduces little readers to the numerous creatures that light up the night sky. Little ones can use their fingers to trace the shapes of Leo, Orion, Cygnus, and more as the sky grows darker and darker and the stars shine brighter and brighter. A large, die-cut star filled with shiny, slightly wrinkled Mylar appears opposite the traditional, final verse of the familiar rhyme, which substitutes “crinkle” for “twinkle,” to end the book, engaging readers for one last lovely experience. The book works like gangbusters as a bedtime story, lulling tired bodies with a familiar tune and deep, warm colors. The diagrams of the constellations are overlaid with fetching illustrations of a brave lion, a smiling archer, a flying swan, and more. The back cover is constructed with a further layer of crinkled material between board and paper, lending tactile interest, and the shiny stuff appears behind Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in peek-through cutouts on the cover.
An attractive and enchanting bedtime story. (Board book. 1-3)