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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Katie and the North Star by Katie and Bethany Lopez is a delightful story of a fallen star that Katie finds lying in the hay one morning. Polaris, the star, thinks she must have fallen down during the meteor shower the previous night. Polaris takes Katie on a short flight with her before she flies back to her home in the sky with her friends, the Big and Little Dipper. Katie is sad that Polaris is leaving her, but the star promises Katie she will come again to meet Katie. In a beautiful story of friendship, Polaris and Katie will find a place in the hearts of young readers.
The story is a perfect bedtime storybook for parents and grandparents to read out to their kids and grandkids. It makes a good book for read aloud sessions in classrooms and libraries. The illustrations are charming and they make the story come alive with color and radiance. The book is also informative with its educational theme and it teaches kids a few new things about friendship, stars, and the sky.
Books with an educational theme or conveying a message are good books to introduce to kids when they start reading as it is the easiest way to teach kids and make them understand something new. This story about Polaris and Katie does just that. Apart from the beautiful message of friendship, kids do have a few new things to learn from this story.