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Created: 5th June, 2018

Once Upon a Star

Author: James Carter
Illustrator: Mar Hernández
Publisher: Caterpillar Books

Subtitled ‘A poetic journey through space’, the poem in this picture book takes readers through aeons of time as well as the expanse of space, encouraging them to look up at the sky and imagine the origin of the stars above. The rhyming text describes the evolution of our solar system and life on Earth. There is a list of ‘sciency stuff’ at the end in the form of an acrostic poem. Mar Hernández’s colour palette uses dark blue to suggest the depth and mystery of the universe, and yellow and red to evoke light and life.

Other rhyming information picture books by James Carter:

Once Upon a Raindrop: The Story of Water illustrated by Nomoco (9781848579873), Caterpillar Books £7.99

The Big Beyond: The Story of Space Travel illustrated by Aaron Cushley (9781838910341), Caterpillar Books £7.99