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Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star by Maria van Lieshout

Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star

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Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star by Maria van Lieshout
Apr 03, 2014 | ISBN 9780698149151

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  • Apr 03, 2014 | ISBN 9780698149151 | 5-8 years

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“Hopper and Wilson, two stitched-up, stuffed toys (an elephant and a mouse), sit on their dock with their pet cactus looking at the stars and decide to bring one home for a night light. . . . Children will drift along with the velvety narration, nodding, eager to join the two buddies up there amid the constellations. . . . Soft watercolors ease readers right into their celestial trip, mapping a starry sky through full-bleed saturations of dark blues and plum purples, dotted with twinkling whites and citrus-y yellows. Paper textures surface occasionally when the watercolors thin out, adding varying depths and a cirrus quality to the outer-space atmosphere. A walk to the dark side of the moon brings an acutely frightening moment for both Wilson and any sensitive reader who’s been lost. Luckily, the buddies’ special star, the one they planned to take home, helps orient the little guy and direct him back to his friend. His tiny, mousy voice, Hopper’s huge, comforting hug and all that bruised blackness make their reunion poignant and personal. An amusingly absurd adventure that shines starlight on empathy and friendship.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Simply written and precise, the text reads aloud beautifully. Meanwhile, the beguiling mixed-media

illustrations transport viewers into an awe-inspiring yet cozy vision of space. The new Hopper and Wilson

book provides a fine balance of adventure and reassurance.”–Booklist

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