The Little Star That Could
The Little Star That Could is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search of planets of his own to protect and warm.
Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special. He discovers that some stars are alone, but others are found in pairs or groups of three or more. Very large groups are called star clusters and are very far away. And the largest collections of stars are called galaxies like the one he lives in – the Milky Way.
Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each is introduced beginning with Mercury, the closest one to him. Each planet in turn provides basic information about themselves explaining why they each think they are special. Once he has met them all, the Little Star asks for a roll call and discovers that they all belong to his very own Solar System.
Intended Audience: Families/Children ages 5-7