Ana and the Sea Star
A little girl named Ana finds a sea star while she is walking on the beach with her papa. Ana wants to bring the sea star home, but her dad tells her it would die. Ana decides to let the sea star go, and she wants to see where it lives. Papa helps Ana by using his words to describe what the sea star sees in its home. A sea turtle swims by, a stingray swims away, the sea star feels the sand beneath its feet. Ana feels good about letting the sea star go back home.
I think Ana and the Sea Star was a good book. It felt very gentle, calm, and happy. I liked that Ana decided to send the sea star back to the sea rather an keep it and have it die just so she could have a souvenir. I really liked how the illustrations showed so much detail, and I thought they were really beautiful. My favorite part is when Ana is wishing to be a mermaid so that she can see where the sea star lives. Ana and the Sea Star is not full of action, but it would make a calm bedtime story that I think little kids would enjoy having read to them by their parents.
R. Lynne Roelfs • Jamie Hogan, Illustrator
Tilbury House Publishers