This year marks the 10th anniversary of the classic book “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers. To celebrate , we were sent a special 10th anniversary box with a copy of the book for ourselves, one to give away to one of you, and a few little extras.

10th anniversary of how to catch a star

I don’t know how come, but we had never read this book before! It is really lovely though, so I’m glad we had the chance to be introduced to it. All the boys really enjoyed the story and I love the beautiful soft illustration style.

how to catch a star 10th anniversary book


The story was perfect for Mr T and Mr R who are 4 years old and 2.5. They loved spotting all the stars, and putting stars of their own on the pages while we read the story.



The story tells of a little boy who loves the stars and really wants one to keep for his very own, so he sets about thinking of all the ways he could try to catch one from the sky.

how to catch a star


He even tries to catch the star’s reflections from the water, but that won’t work either. It’s a very sweet book about how much this little boy tries, and the boys were always interested to see what he was going to try next!

how to catch a star book


We have been doing lots of activities around the book to extend our discussion on the story, so look out for my post soon showing these.

You can also download your free printable activity sheets here, to enjoy alongside the book.

To win your own 10th anniversary copy of the book, enter via the Rafflecopter below. I will leave this open Worldwide so that everyone can be included.

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