The story begins with:
"One night a star fell..."and we are taken on the little star's adventure in the woods as it meets different animals who do different things with it.
Finally, the star is brought to a little girl named Maddy. After a chat with her father, Maddy makes an incredibly selfless move that leads to a happy ending for all.
Children will learn about animals' habits and habitats while adults will enjoy reading the book aloud with their kids.
Most importantly, a child will take delight in the animals the bright star meets in its adventure and the little girl's actions when she finds it.
An excellent "do-the-right-thing" book without sonding preachy.
Knowing that this 1996 book is now out-of-print has made my used copy more precious. I only wish that the previous owner (or the parents) had the sense not to deface the book cover with a crude felt tip pen drawing of a face on the star!