The universe is hard thing for grown ups to comprehend, not to mention a preschooler. But lying out on the grass, gazing up at the stars can be a real treat, not to mention a relaxing one. In Stars (compare prices), by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Marla Frazee, your preschooler can begin to get a grasp on what exists beyond their own four walls and and how they can find stars in the everyday (pumpkin vines, snowflakes and other beautiful forms of nature).
Taken separately, the text and illustrations in this book are gorgeous. In tandem they are a treasure, offering you and your preschooler a chance during a busy day to grab a few moments of quiet togetherness.
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