Like a Shooting Star
A little boy is wishing on a shooting star to bring his dad home safely from the war. A little firefly lands, and the boy thinks she is a shooting star. This little firefly cannot fly, but she wants to help the little boy. She travels far, looking in trains, boats, and planes that are transporting soldiers but cannot find the father. She travels very far, where there is snow. Will she be able to find the father and make the little boy’s wish come true?
I loved Like a Shooting Star because I love fireflies. The illustrations were really neat. In the illustrations, the people and background did not have very much detail, and all the pictures were in blues, whites, and a bit of yellow for the firefly. The boats and planes look like origami boats and airplanes. The illustrations made me feel calm and peaceful. I know there are so many kids whose parents are away at war, and I think they would love to read Like a Shooting Star while they wait for their parents to come home.
Rino Alaimo • Rino Alaimo, Illustrator