This is a delightful Christmas story for children and parents...a
perfect holiday (or anytime!) book of how Little Star becomes
the bright Christmas Star over the manger in Bethlehem. He tries
to be the shiniest, happiest star, but he has to work really hard
because when he cries, rust spots form on his points...so all
night (stars have days when we have nights) he polishes and polishes.
Angels and prophets, the Heavenly Chorus and many other stars
will make anyone reading it smile.
Illustrated by Heather Leigh Schaefer, children will delight
in the many poses of the Little Star shining his points and getting
ready for the Big Twinkle Contest.
36 pages plus cover, full color, perfect bound.
Dedicated to her grandchildren: Christopher, Gregory, Gage,
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Martha (Marty) Crikelair Wohlford is a professional writer
who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work. She
has sailed all her life, is a licensed private pilot, diver, photographer,
musician, and graphic artist.
She is a graduate of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind.,
where she majored in English Literature and Creative Writing.
Her career began as a feature writer/editor for several newspapers,
including the former Fort Lauderdale News (now Sun-Sentinel).
She established her own public relations firm in the early 1970s,
and her combination of photography, writing and graphics skills
have resulted in numerous brochures, catalogs, ads, and image
pieces for a variety of clients. In 1991, she published the
Marty lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but, as often as she
can, goes "home" to Staniel Cay, Exumas, an island in
the Bahamas where she nourishes her spirit.
A wonderfully illustrated tale for young children "Little
Star's Big Day" tells the story of how a hard working little
star became the Christmas star. Although he is small and gives
up easily he still always tries his best. This consistent attitude
is what eventually causes him to shine above all the other stars.
By being the best he could be he is surprised to find that he
does win the competition and is selected to be the Christmas star.
This is a great read for young children and young readers and
a recommended purchase.
Harold McFarland, editor
Readers Preference Reviews
Midwest Book Reviews
Little Star hopes to win the big star contest set for December
25. When he discovers all the stars are as hopeful Little Star
cries causing his points to rust. Little Star busies himself polishing,
polishing, polishing and forgets all about checking to see what
day it is. At last the heavens were astir, angels and prophets
spent much time making notes and talking in hushed tones. Little
Star has a special surprise waiting for him when he realizes what
day it is.
In Little Star's Big Day a children's Christmas Story
Writer Wohlford offers a fanciful tale of a small star living
way out in the far reaches of the universe. Little Star's determination
to be the best he can be despite long odds against winning is
a good lesson for children of all ages. Little Star faces up to
the pitfalls facing him, carries on and ultimately achieves his
The tale of Little Star is one with which children can identify.
Illustrator Schaefer's stars filling the pages of Little Star's
Big Day a children's Christmas Story are sure to be child
pleasing. All illustrations found in Little Star's Big Day
a children's Christmas Story are ones children will enjoy.
Little Star's Big Day a children's Christmas Story is
a nicely presented work with shiny, heavy pages which are needed
if the book is to be considered for classroom or other 'much child'
use. I believe this is the first Bookman Publication book I have
received for review and am pleased to find it is a good sturdy
Vocabulary used in Little Star's Big Day a children's
Christmas Story leads the book to being a 'read to' type work
for younger children and all except the strongest readers in the
Reviewed by: molly martin: http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mollymartin
20+ years classroom teacher
This story was written in such a beautiful
and eloquent manner. Children will delight in the star
and all he goes through to be the brightest. Heather Leigh Schaefer
has proven to be an excellent illustrator and her artistic talent
is astounding. The illustrations literally leap off the page with
Children will be tickled by this book and parents will smile
as they read along with their child. Of course, this story was
written for Christmas but it would be wonderful
for any time of the year. "Little Star's Big Day"
serves as a perfect tool to teach children how to read and have
a deeper appreciation for the stars. Furthermore, it's
a unique way to teach children to accept themselves for who they
By Kimberly Hayes, author: http://thewriterskeep.com/writers/Hayes_Kimberly/home.htm