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A bed of stars  Cover Image Book Book

A bed of stars / Jessica Love.

Love, Jessica, (author,, illustrator.).


“We're going camping, you and me.”“Where?” I ask.“The desert,” says Dad . . . “To shake hands with the universe.”Going to bed each night can be dark and scary. The night sky stretches out endlessly, making one sensitive child feel small in comparison. So Dad comes up with a plan: a night of camping out in the desert. Together, the two load up Darlin', the old pickup truck, and drive over the mountain with the radio on, stopping to shoot the breeze at a junkyard before setting up camp, jumping in sand dunes, and lying back to name all the birds they can see. After sunset, when the young thinker feels tiny against the vast sky, Dad knows just what to ask--and just what to say--to soothe away fears. Maybe this night spent under the stars (and a surprise from Mom and the baby later) are just what is needed to show that the universe is a friendly place. From acclaimed author-illustrator Jessica Love comes a story of small moments between father and child that affirms the comfort of finding one's place in the world.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536212396
  • ISBN: 1536212393
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
4-8 years
Subject: Father and child > Juvenile fiction.
Camping > Juvenile fiction.
Deserts > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 14 of 16 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library ALL ABOUT ME FAMILY LOVE (Text) 38420101797963 CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS Available -

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