Dream animals : a bedtime journey / Emily Winfield Martin.
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- ISBN: 9780449810804 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 0449810801 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 9780375971495 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0375971491 (pbk.)
- Edition: 1st ed.
|Summary:|| Furred, finned, and feathered friends await the night, when they can carry dreamers on adventures in Dreamland. What is yor dream animal? Furred, finned, or feathered, your dream animal is waiting.
|Subject:||Dreams > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Bedtime > Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Dreams > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
Bedtime > Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #2
You only have to close your eyes / And when you snuggle in . . . / You'll be carried to your dream tonight / On wing or paw or fin. As children cuddle up with their special stuffed animal in their cozy beds, dreams come to carry them off on adventures. One boy's bear takes him to bake fabulous pastries to serve to some peculiar fairy tale friends. A girl encircled by fireflies rides a red fox to a magical forest, where she plays the banjo with an elf orchestra hidden in an underground hollow. Whether taking tea with mermaids in pale green waters, flying over a prehistoric world on a winged bicycle, or painting the stars while resting on the moon, these dreams suggest delightful and fantastical experiences. Martin sketches the sleeping children in black-and-white and renders the enchanting scenes of their dreams in vivid color. A sweet and lyrical bedtime story. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
- Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2013 August #2
A boy dreams that his teddy bear gets supersized and carries him off to a magical kitchen, where he plays chef to Humpty Dumpy, a robot, and a friendly ogre. A girl snuggles with a stuffed narwhal and soon she is "Beneath the seven seas," attending a tea party with mermaids. "Whatever dream you visit/ When night replaces day,/ Your furred, or finned, or feathered friend/ Will surely know the way," writes Martin (Oddfellow's Orphanage), who runs the popular Black Apple store on Etsy. The minimalist ink-sketched bedrooms of each dreamer give way to luxuriant fairy-tale images rendered in dense, subtly radiant colors, which are reminiscent of classic European illustration (a scene in an "elfin hollow," in which the young dreamer is crowned with a garland during a sort of jamboree, is particularly Germanic in mood). Martin's rhymes are literal and don't make much of an impression, but her pictures, which skirt sentimentality despite their cherubic aesthetic, will take firm grip of readers' imaginations as they make their own ways to dreamland. Ages 2â5. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Oct.)[Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2016 January
Toddler-PreSâChildren are carried off to Dreamland with the aid of their stuffed animals, light nights, and mobiles. Drifting off to fairy lands, below the ocean, and to constellation-filled skies, the darling toddlers are shown sleeping in their beds, cuddling their toys on one page, and playing with a larger version of their inanimate friend on the opposite page. Lyrical text and lilting rhyme add to the illustrations' vintage, painterly feel. A sweet bedtime send-off.[Page 62]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.