In this poetic ode to the night sky, Barner gives a child’s awestruck account of the stars and the solar system’s nine planets. Collages of cut and torn paper, saturated with deep blues and luminous yellows, suggest early evening. A silhouetted child hoists a telescope and looks up at a sprinkling of stylized five-pointed stars, while rhyming phrases dance and swirl across the pages: “Shooting stars/ streaking tails of sparkling light/ The Big Dipper holding a scoop of night.”
— Publishers Weekly
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