Touch The Brightest Star by Christie MathesonTouch The Brightest Star by Christie Matheson

Touch The Brightest Star

byChristie MathesonIllustratorChristie Matheson

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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This interactive bedtime story proves nighttime isn't scary at all. The gentle journey from sunset to sunrise shows even the youngest children the magic of the nighttime sky—and lets them make magic happen! A companion to the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree.

What happens while you're sleeping? With lush, beautiful watercolors and cut-paper collage, Christie Matheson reveals the magic of the nighttime sky, using the same kinds of toddler-perfect interactive elements as her acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree. Wave good-bye to the sun, gently press the firefly, make a wish on a star, rub the owls on their heads, and . . . shhhh. No two readings of this book will be the same. That along with the gentle, soothing rhythm, makes Touch the Brightest Star a bedtime winner—no matter how many times you and your child read it.

“This exploration of the world at night should be inviting to even the very youngest children, who will also enjoy its imagination-fueled and child-powered interactivity.”—The Horn Book

Christie Matheson is the author and illustrator of the acclaimedTap the Magic Tree. She stargazes and lives with her family in San Francisco and New England.
Title:Touch The Brightest StarFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 9.5 × 0.25 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062274473

ISBN - 13:9780062274472


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodnight book Excellent alternative to classic before bed reading - kids are empowered to participate in this magical routine before falling asleep.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Great story to read with the kids
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Love it very interactive book.. and son love it and was very entertained and amused
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly interactive book! Tap the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star are the first interactive books I've ever seen. I think they are wonderful. Children are highly amused that changes occur on the next page, when they follow the active directions given on the current page.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it at first sight We had Matheson's Tap the magic tree on our shelf for a while and my 2 year old loves getting involved with the actions. So I was happy to find out, that Matheson publised another book with the same idea. The illustrations are truly beautiful, if not magical. Little children learn what happens at night in a playful fun way while practicing simple actions like tapping, swiping etc. One of our staple bedtime books!
Date published: 2017-01-29

Editorial Reviews

"Matheson invites readers to take an apple tree through a seasonal round using taps and page turns in place of touch-screens. . . . A universal theme, developed in an unusually clean, simple presentation."