Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews



Natalie Jane Prior
Illustrator:  Anna Pignatoro 
Board Book
For ages 1 to 3
Kane Miller, 2009   ISBN: 1935279076

It is nighttime and a star is shining in the sky. What does the star see from its place in the heavens? It sees a sailor’s cat standing in a little boat. The cat and star greet one another and then the star tells the cat to close its eyes. “Night-night” says the star.

In a wood full of trees, the star sees a little glowworm. Its tiny light is shining brightly. The star and the worm say “hello,” and then the star tells the worm to “turn out your light.” It is time for sleep.

In this beautifully illustrated bedtime story, the author uses a familiar nighttime friend, a twinkling star, to tell a soothing little story that children are sure to fall in love with.