A conversation about How To Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
Reading at bedtime to Milo the wonderful How To Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers:
Milo: Oh, the boy doesn’t have any ears.
Me: Yes, he does, you just can’t see them in this picture.
Milo: Oh, but where are they?
Me: They are on his head, we just can’t see them because of the way the picture is drawn.
Milo: I don’t think the boy has any ears.
Me: Can you see your ears Milo?
Milo looks left and right.
Milo: No, I can’t. Where are my ears?
Me: They’re here. (I squish them) Just because you can’t see your ears or the boys, doesn’t mean they are not there.
Milo: Oh, okay.
We finish the book, Milo snuggles down into bed, we say goodnight to his sunshine clock and I start singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Milo: Daddy can see his ears can’t he mummy.
Me: Well, it’s entirely possible.
Milo: Because daddy’s ears are big. My ears are small and the boy has small ears. I can’t see mine, but daddy can see his ears.
Me: Yes, yes daddy can.
Milo (sadly): I don’t have a star. The boy’s head is so strange.