1 - This book is about all of the forms that stars take - from gold stars on charts to star shaped flowers in bloom to stars in the night sky. It draws fun connections between the shape as its found across nature and culture, amd it's beautifully illustrated. 2 - I love star projectors. The Twilight turtle is great for babies since it doubles as a snuggly toy, but this one coordinates more closely with the book and would look less babyish in an older kids room.
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