Nana Star


A little girl is enjoying a beautiful day outside. She was so busy, she got tired, and fell asleep. The tickle of a butterfly woke her from her nap, but it was the small voice of a baby star that captured her attention. The baby star is lost and wants his Nana. The little girl promises to help the star return to the sky and becomes Nana Star to help.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Simple illustrations and a touching story will engage young readers in meeting Nana Star and baby star.

Content Awareness Factors:

The ending was a bit abrupt and we meet a new character on the last page. This is a set-up for the next book and it feels like it. The audio version is well narrated, though it would be nice to have a page marker (a sound) so that pre-readers know when to turn the page.

Little Kid Reaction

It took several attempts before we got through this book with our daughter. Although she told us she liked it, she was always quick to ask for another book.

Big Kid Reaction

We were surprised by our daughter's reaction. It has everything she loves: butterflies, a baby, and a beautiful blue dress. We liked the story and the simplicity of the illustrations. The music on the CD is nice.

Type of Book:
This picture book is a story of love. It comes with a CD of the story.
Educational Themes:

The main character, Nana Star, is one children will relate to. They are naturally curious and generous, and the story shows them how they can channel and share those things with others.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a lovely, well-illustrated story. The CD offers a read-along opportunity which allows kids to enjoy the story independently, too.

Title Nana Star
Author Elizabeth Sills, Elena Patrice
Publisher ee Publishing & Productions, LLC © 2007
Illustrators Linda Saker
ISBN 9780975384350
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Adventure, Fantasy
be the star you are
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