STAR FISHING by Sang-Keun Kim. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2022. 32p. ISBN 978-141975100-4 hc. $18.99 PreS-K E PIC
When it's hard to fall asleep, look to the night sky and imagine an adventure that provides a star as bait to fish readers out of their backyards, landing them on the moon. Rabbit lives there and uses his star to fish for more friends, a fox, polar bears, and a crab. The new friends play among the stars and build some constellations to remember each other by. As the new friends fall asleep one by one, Rabbit sends them back to their homes and settles down to sleep himself. Originally published in South Korea, this book has been translated for English speakers. Kim creates an amazing tale of friendship combined with a bedtime story for young children. The illustrations are eye-catching with cerulean blue backgrounds contrasted with luminous yellow stars.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI