starMost nonfiction picture books are aimed at kids who are also reading chapter books and novels. Touch the Brightest Star, though, is a nonfiction picture book written for a picture book audience. This book gently shows what happens as night comes on and invites two to four year olds to participate on each spread–to wave, to press, to blow. A one page back matter gives a little more information about the night-time features highlighted in this book, but the real attraction of this book will be the heady excitement of being asked to act.

This book is a companion to Tap the Magic Tree and will appeal to the same audience.

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson. Greenwillow: 2015