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A shining new picture book about learning to appreciate the wonders in your world and within yourself, by New York Times bestselling author Patrick McDonnell and Naoko Stoop, creator of Red Knit Cap Girl , a New York Times Best Illustrated book

Hoshi the sea star looks up in the sky and sees the stars shining. She wishes that she too could be in the sky amongst the brilliant stars--and as she imagines how much better it would be up in the air, she fails to appreciate the beautiful world that surrounds her underwater. It takes Hoshi's friends, old and new, to help her realize that her shine comes from within. With gorgeous illustrations depicting colorful underwater life, Shine! teaches about the wonders that can be found inside ourselves.

Naoko's gorgeous use of plywood as the canvas for her work offers the perfect texture and pattern to evoke waves and sea currents in the underwater scenes.
Publisher: New York : Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown and Company, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780316262781
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Stoop, Naoko - Illustrator


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Feb 21, 2020

Awww the story is so adorable and beautiful ! loved, loved the book! :)

VaughanPLDianeB Nov 23, 2017

I liked this story because it has a good message about turning your wishes and desires into reality through the power of positive thinking. 'Little Hoshi' (Japanese for star) is a sea star that is stuck in the depths of the ocean. Hoshi laments to the other helpful deep sea creatures, but it takes an unplanned conversation with an anglerfish to change her thinking about what brings true happiness. A great read for teaching what being positive looks like and sounds like!

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