Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestseller of The Wonderful Things You Will Be is Emily Winfield Martin's first book for little dreamers.
Ideal for bedtime reading, Dream Animals convinces children to close their eyes and discover who their dream animal might be — a fox? a bear? a narwhal? — and what dream it might take them to. With a perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is irresistible.
"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." Booklist
"The minimalist ink-sketched
bedrooms of each dreamer give way to luxuriant fairy-tale images
rendered in dense, subtly radiant colors....Will take firm grip of readers'
imaginations as they make their own ways to dreamland." Publishers Weekly
"...children quietly ride their dream animals to fantastical venues, silently suggesting the infinite possibility of dreams. A visually elegant and textually cadenced bedtime treat." Kirkus Reviews
Take a bedtime journey with the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and discover the adventures that await while you dream
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
Snuggle into bed and discover what your dream animal might be and where it could take you Could it be a bear who brings you to bake pastries? A fox who ushers you into a magical forest? Mermaids with whom you can sip tea?
With a perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is the ideal addition to any bedtime reading routine. Little ones won't mind closing their eyes once they learn what wonders await in their dreams.
"A rare, enchanting mixture of graceful rhyming verse and adorable, Hummel-sweet illustrations. . . . Nursery-worthy." -The New York Times
About the Author
Emily Winfield Martin sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. She is the author/illustrator of The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer. Her store, The Black Apple, has been featured in national publications and on TV shows, including the New York Times and The Martha Stewart Show. The inspiration for Oddfellow's Orphanage, Emily's first book for children, came from the real I.O.O.F. (Independent Order of Oddfellows), dancing bears, ragtime music, and magic and mysterium of all sorts. Originally, Emily painted portraits of the children and adults at the imaginary orphanage, and from the portraits the stories emerged — enough to fill a book! Emily lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, Oregon, with her fellow adventurer, Josiah, and their cat Miette.
Emily Winfield Martin on PowellsBooks.Blog
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