Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star – Book Review & Activity!

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) is a beautiful picture book for children by Eric Carle.  We read this book, and then my kids learned how to draw stars! Since we are huge fans of Eric Carle books, I am so happy that they are available in many languages, including English, Chinese, and Korean.

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) is one of our favorite Eric Carle books.  Both of my toddlers have a blast with this process art activity after reading the story.

It’s hard to find activities that my 4-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son can enjoy simultaneously, and they had a blast dot painting the stars and seeing the paint colors mix.

Every star was unique, and my daughter’s favorites are the little ones in her hand in the above picture.

In addition, my son now knows how to say this shape in Chinese!

First, I will review the Eric Carle book.  Then, I will share the activity details!

Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star – Chinese Book Review

  • Title: 画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star)
  • ISBN: 9787533284961 (Simplified Chinese); 9789577624420 (Traditional Chinese)
  • Author: Eric Carle
  • Publisher: 明天出版社 (Tomorrow Press)
  • Type: Picture book
  • Age: 3-6 years
  • Where to buy:

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) is a beautiful book about a child who learns how to draw a star, and then learns to draw different parts of the world.

The illustrations are beautiful, and the text is simple and repetitive.

The reading level is for beginners; my daughter (who knows 800+ characters) and I (500 characters) were able to read all of the words without difficulty.

Please note that the illustrations include nude depictions of a man and a woman, and the bodies are anatomically correct (see pictures below).

I prefer to have accurate drawings such as this, but I wanted to point it out in case some parents or teachers are not comfortable with this.

Photos of Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle

Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star Process Art!

The accompanying art activity is so fun and simple!

I helped my daughter draw & cut the stars, and both of my children had a blast dot painting.

While painting, my daughter remarked that art is like a science experiment; we don’t know exactly how the colors will turn out!

When I shared this post on Instagram, so many parents commented or messaged me that our stars look so similar to the book!

Several tried the activity even a few hours after my post!

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle

What you need for Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star Process Art

  1. Marker or pencil
  2. Dot paint markers – this is our preferred brand
  3. Watercolor paper
  4. Scissors
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle book-based craft

How to set up Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star Process Art

  1. Draw stars
  2. Cover the paper with dots of paint
  3. Let dry
  4. Cut out the stars
  5. Observe and discuss the appearance of the stars with your child!
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle book-based craft

After cutting out the stars, my daughter noticed that one of the paper scraps looked like a shoe!  Then, my daughter asked me to cut a matching pair!

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle book-based craft

Here is the final result!  My daughter loved that each star that she drew was unique in color and size!  Which star is your favorite?

画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle book-based craft

Have you read this Eric Carle book or tried the star activity?

If you try this activity, please let us know in the comments below! What age(s) are your kid(s) and how did it go? We’d love to hear about your learning experience!

On Instagram and Facebook, tag a photo @chalkacademy and use the hashtag #ChalkAcademy so our family can check out the action! Or email me a photo at [email protected]!

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Happy learning, friends!


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