With thanks to Nicola O'Byrne for allowing use of her wonderful book cover image with this review.
My Little Star, Words by Mark Sperring , illustrations by Nicola O'Byrne, published by Bloomsbury
In quoting the line “diamond dazzling, moonbeam bright”, I am also describing how we feel about this beautiful book. This is one of the first books we started reading regularly to our toddler, from about age 9 months, and it's still treasured nearly two years later.
Mark Sperring's gentle, charming and soothing couplets are perfectly matched by Nicola O'Byrne's majestic illustrations. Her tigers, penguins and polar bears are personal favourites. The book flows with scenes throughout of innate, familial love that give us a warm glow every time we read them.
It's an ideal choice to read just before settling for sleep, starting as it does with the setting sun, and ending with the night sky and the words “goodnight my little star”.
@NicolaOByrne1 said: Such a lovely review for My Little Star! @Bright_Group @KidsBloomsbury