PreS-Gr 2-This gentle story of wish fulfillment is a companion piece to Laura's Star (Little Tiger, 1997). Laura and her little brother Tommy's homemade kite fails to fly as high as the others, and then rips when some bullies trip the boy. He feels very sad and discouraged. However, that night, Laura makes a wish on her own secret star, which comes down from the sky to sprinkle stardust on the kite. The next day, it soars high and the children release it so that it can fly up to the stars. Sweet, childlike watercolor cartoons capture the wonder and magic of this appealing tale.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.