Reach for the Stars : And Other Advice for Life's Journey
Overview - "Reach for the Stars" is a wonderful way to encourage and congratulate those, regardless of age, who are celebrating a milestone...and feel ready to SPREAD THEIR WINGS AND FLY The young hero of Serge Bloch's delightful "Butterflies in My Stomach" is back, along with his loyal dog Roger. Read more...
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"Reach for the Stars" is a wonderful way to encourage and congratulate those, regardless of age, who are celebrating a milestone...and feel ready to SPREAD THEIR WINGS AND FLY The young hero of Serge Bloch's delightful "Butterflies in My Stomach" is back, along with his loyal dog Roger. Having mastered the first day of school, the two are embarking further on the perilous journey of life. Like all of us, they encounter many FORKS IN THE ROAD and UPHILL BATTLES--but they also find that there's no better time than right now to REACH FOR THE STARS and SHOOT FOR THE MOON. And just as with his "Butterflies in My Stomach," Bloch's witty art--a wonderful mix of whimsical line drawings and photography--will delight, charm, and inspire.
- ISBN-13: 9781402771293
- ISBN-10: 1402771290
- Publisher: Sterling
- Publish Date: April 2010
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
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The young hero from Bloch's Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards returns--with a fresh collection of idioms--in this small-format advice book that's clearly aimed at the graduation gift market. Bloch reprises his minimalist mixed-media collages, as commonly used words of wisdom are proffered on each page, with the boy, his wiener dog, and other diminutive characters acting out each phrase. The images are an impish delight: boy and dog ride on a folk art–style donkey figurine ("Dust yourself off! Get back in the saddle"), and they stand atop an open book as they "turn the page on the past." Later, the boy holds a heart to his chest while heart-shaped flower buds grow around him ("It's okay to have a change of heart"). But there's no getting around the fact that the generic sentiments ("our friends will bend over backward to help you. And soon you'll be rolling in clover!"), though presented in a stylish manner, are no more likely to inspire in the reading than they would if offered in real times of need. Ages 4–up. (May)