Helping Little Star by Sally Morgan & Blaze Kwaymullina
Published by Walker Books
“Helping Little Star” is an endearing story about Little Star, who accidently falls to Earth and does not know how to get home. Luckily, every animal Little Star meets wants to help him return home to the Night Sky. However, it is only when they all work together that they succeed.
Recommended for early childhood, “Helping Little Star” has a distinctly Australian flavour that also makes it a useful resource to include in Australian or Indigenous Australian studies. It features an all Australian cast of animals – Python, Dingo and Kangaroo – and Sally Morgan’s illustrations incorporate several distinctive elements of Indigenous Australian art: patterns, lines, dots and unshaded block colours that produce a two dimensional effect.
Best of all, however, “Helping Little Star” eloquently demonstrates the benefits of co-operating to achieve a common goal, an important lesson for us all, no matter our age.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Sally Morgan & Blaze Kwaymullina
Illustrator: Sally Morgan
Title: Helping Little Star by Sally Morgan & Blaze Kwaymullina
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Published: January 2015