Title: Fletcher and the Stars (Fletcher and the Four Seasons #8)
Author: Julia Rawlinson
Illustrator: Tiphanie Beeke
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Hardback
Description: As Fletcher looks up at the night sky, the stars flicker out one by one – and Badger is scared of the dark! Fletcher has a plan to help the stars shine again, but as he and Badger race through the winter woods, they find it’s not easy to reach the starts… and help can come from unexpected places.
Join Fletcher and his friends as they reach for the sky in this sparkling story of friendship and discovery.
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: Aw this is another very sweet story in the Fletcher and the Four Seasons series! Fletcher is in the den at night watching the stars in the sky, but soon the stars disappear and Fletcher is worried. Mum tells Fletcher that everything is alright, the stars are just behind the clouds, but Fletcher wants to save the stars from the clouds and creeps out in the middle of the night to try and sweep the clouds from the sky. The hardback is about A4 in size and is filled with thick matt pages of some really lovely illustrations and text.
I love what happens in this story and how Fletcher soon comes across Badger who is scared of the dark now the stars have disappeared. Together the two of them try to sweep the clouds form the sky, but they can’t reach them. Fletcher ends up getting help from more than one other animal, but none of them is able to reach high enough to sweep the stars away. The story is so fun and I love how Fletcher is determined to help Badger and how the two of them end up trying to do what we know is impossible. The ending is so lovely with everything working out and I like the way Fletcher and Badger finish the story believing that they have accomplished something.
The illustrations make this book so appealing and I love how Fletcher and the others all look. You can really feel the dark wintery atmosphere and I love the way the different animals Fletcher comes across look. I especially love that front image of Badger near the end and the final double page has a lovely shiny surprise in the image which makes it look so special. I really love this book, it’s the perfect story to read with children as the nights are getting colder, and it’s another lovely adventure with Fletcher and his friends.
What do you think of this book? Do you like looking at the stars? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂