Touch the Brightest Star Book
Touch the Brightest Star Book
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Touch the Brightest Star

Written and illustrated by Christie Matheson

Published by Greenwillow Books


Publisher's Summary

This interactive bedtime story proves nighttime isn't scary at all. The gentle journey from sunset to sunrise shows even the youngest children the magic of the nighttime sky—and lets them make magic happen! A companion to the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 42
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: January 31, 2017
  • ISBN: 0062274481
  • ISBN 13: 978-0062274489
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The Book Snob Mom

Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

Sweet going to bed book that creates interaction as your child follows the instructions on each page and then flips the page to see the change. The illustrations are soothing and it's a great concept, but it's never caught on as a favorite at our house.


B is for Bookworm

Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

I absolutely love this bedtime book. I love the interactive elements of touching the book, closing your eyes, etc. to help make the "changes" in the illustrations on the next pages. So sweet to start with the sunset and go through the things that show it's time for bed in nature. Love the illustrations, too! One of my favorites.

author & illustrator

Christie Matheson

Christie Matheson is the author of the acclaimed picture books Tap the Magic Tree, Touch the Brightest Star, and Plant the Tiny Seed. Her three young children like to take her birding in the Presidio of San Francisco. (Bio via

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