Simon & Schuster
Far, far out in the deepest darkest depths of space lives a lonely being going by the name of Ori.
In an attempt to keep warm, Ori rubs her hands together and in so doing creates a beautiful shimmering entity that she names star. So delighted is she that she continues creating star after star.
Suddenly into the light that she’s created around her something moves, reaching out for one of her stars.
Ori is somewhat taken aback but agrees to teach Bella, the newcomer, how to make a star too.
It’s not long before many, many more things appear from the darkness congregating around Ori and Bella and all eager to become star-makers.
Together they create incredible coloured starscapes all around …
But then Ori considers the possibility of other lone entities far out in the inky black feeling the same loneliness that she had once felt.
Knowing the joy of friendship, she persuades her friends to join her in an endeavour that will ensure that no-one need ever feel alone in the dark.
Can she succeed in dispelling that fear of isolation and replace it with friendship across the entire universe?
How much we all need to emulate Ori and her newfound friends by reaching out to others during these seemingly dark times. This beautifully told and illustrated story of reaching out to others is just perfect to share with little ones at any time but especially just before bed.