Witten by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Nikki Brzescinski, this 32 page picture book is recommended for ages 2-8 years.
In this delightful sequel to Starry’s Haircut, Starry the Sheep becomes confused and concerned when the school children leave to go on a field trip. When she decides to follow her friends, Starry soon discovers she is lost. Young readers will relate to this endearing character as she experiences feelings of loneliness, fear, determination, and in the end, accomplishment and joy. The tale of Starry Gets Lost is a gentle reminder not to give up hope, even when it appears all is lost.
“This little book is a winner for early readers and even younger listeners. The story line is simple and the vocabulary is easily understood by even the youngest audience. The illustrations give opportunity to explore the story beyond the text. What sounds does Starry hear that might alarm her? Where would one have the scent of orange blossoms to guide one home? The illustrations are simple fresh watercolors that have charm and appeal and suit the story just right. This book should be a welcome addition to any child’s library—at home, school or otherwise.”
~ Self-Published Book Awards
“Starry Gets Lost is a sweet tale about the lure of curiosity and the comfort of being home. The story is an excellent prompt for an important discussion about what to do if a child ever finds himself feeling lonely or lost. What a reassuring message to kids that for all the adventures they may have, there’s no place like home.”
~ Marie Twist, Biltmore Preparatory Academy Instructional Coach
“The soft, smooth illustrations welcome us right into the pages with Starry as she takes a risk and heads out to find her friends. Starry’s great adventure reminds us that there are many things to see, feel, hear, and touch out in the world but there’s nothing like coming home to the ones you love.”
~ Miryam Lerma, Title 1 Reading Specialist