Kid’s Book Review: Fletcher and the Stars

Kid’s Book Review: Fletcher and the Stars

About the Book and Author

This is a lovely picture book for young children featuring a friendly little fox called Fletcher.  In this story about friendship and discovery, written by Julia Rawlinson, when Fletcher looks up at the night sky, the stars flicker out, one by one. Soon, instead of a starry sparkle, there is… nothing! Fletcher sets out to help the stars shine again, but as he and Badger race through the winter woods, they find it’s not easy to reach the stars… and help can come from unexpected places.

As you can see from the short film the story is beautifully illustrated in soft pastels by Tiphanie Beeke.  The Fletcher stories are all published by Graffeg.


Fletcher and the Stars
Julia Rawlinson author

Julia Rawlinson is a writer of children’s poetry andpicture books which have been recognised and sold internationally. Her recentworks include Sweet Dreaming, illustrated by Nicole Wong (Sourcebooks), Dragon’sLost Roar, illustrated by Beccy Blake (Franklin Watts), and Mule School,illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Gullane Children’s Books). Julia Rawlinson isalso the author of the four original four Fletcher stories: Fletcher and theSpringtime Blossom, Fletcher and the Summer Show, Fletcher and the FallingLeaves and Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas.

Tiphanie Beeke attended the Royal College of Art,where she gained a Master’s degree in Illustration, and has since specialisedin children’s books. Her recent work includes illustrations for Fast Asleepin a Little Village in Israel by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod (Apples &Honey Press) and Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by CharlotteZolotow (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).

Tiphanie Beeke is also the illustrator ofthe original four Fletcher books

Book Review

I liked the surprise on the last page!

Edith really enjoyed this book and all the different animals involved in the story. She found it rather funny that they thought they could reach the sky and make the stars appear. She couldn’t wait to get to the end to find out what they did and if the stars came back.

This was a lovely light hearted book to enjoy at nighttime when curling up to go to bed. Edith really enjoyed the lovely pictures that worked very well alongside the story and the little surprise on the last page was a lovely ending to a beautiful heart warming story.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: swimming, unicorns and rainbows
  • Dislikes: the dark, pancakes and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Dinosaur that Pooped by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
  • Favourite Song: Let it Go from Frozen
  • Favourite Film: Frozen