For All The Stars Across The Sky | Book Review

“For all the stars across the sky,
Big and little and bright,
Here’s a wish from me to you
Before we say good night.”


Every evening, when the sun is fading and it’s time for pajamas and climbing into bed, Luna and her mama play a game. They close their eyes and make a wish, for all the stars across the sky.

“I wish that we could fly like birds!” says Luna. And soon she and her mama are on an imaginative journey over mountains and fields, then deep beneath the sea, until they return home together to Luna’s own bed.


For All The Stars Across The Sky is now my ultimate favorite bedtime story. Filled with emotion, lyrical text and captivating art, it captured my heart. The story about mom and child taking a wish journey through their imaginations before bedtime is absolutely breathtaking. Bedtime is a precious moment between child and parent and the story truly captures it. This story is an ode to the unconditional love between parent and child.

Not many stories tug at my heart strings but this one did and I appreciate that. The ability to feel is powerful and bravo to the writer Karl Newson and illustrator Chiaki Okada for doing just that. Therefore, it is no surprise that for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give For All the Stars Across the Sky 10 stars out of 5! It is recommended for children between the ages of three to seven. However, if you want a beautiful bedtime story then this is perfect for any age.


“For all the stars across the sky,
Big and little and bright,
Here’s a wish from me to you
As we say good night.”

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About the Author

Karl Newson writes for the children’s book blog The Mudwaffler and contributes to The Creative Attic, an online publication of illustrated poetry. For All the Stars Across the Sky is his debut picture book. He lives in England.

About the Illustrator

Chiaki Okada has illustrated books by authors from around the world, including her husband, Ko Okada. For All the Stars Across the Sky is her first picture book published in English. She lives in Japan.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga


* The book was provided to Momma Braga in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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