The Wishing Star

Playdate Adventures


About The Book

Join Katy, Cassie and Zia on a magical playdate adventure to outer space!

It’s the start of a new term and Katy can’t wait to have her two best friends over for a playdate. She’s been planning their next adventure for weeks, but little does she know it’s going to be out of this world!

Katy, Cassie and Zia find themselves transported into outer space when their rocket made out of recycled waste magically becomes life-sized. With the help of Katy’s cat Thunder, the girls navigate their way to the wishing star. But as they prepare to make their own wishes, the girls realise they have a greater mission: to save planet Earth.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (April 2, 2020)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786077592
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

‘So refreshing to see girls having big adventures – and ones that don’t include dolls and playing house. Of course these three friends can dream – and realise – a trip to the stars! That’s exactly what girls can do.’

– Lennie Goodings, publisher of Virago

‘As a primary school headteacher and dad to two young girls, I have often been frustrated at some of stereotypical books aimed at girls who are developing a love of reading. The Wishing Star is exactly what I was looking for; an adventure story of strong girls working together, with a powerful environmental message, too. My daughters love it and were very excited when they found out that it’s the first in a series. I can not recommend this book enough to girls developing a love of reading at the start of KS2 [ages 7-8].’

– Nick Styles, Riccall Primary School, North Yorkshire

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