⭐️ Kirkus Starred Review
“Sweetly imaginative, linguistically rich, and featuring enlivening vocabulary with lots of active verbs and new and interesting nouns and adjectives, this offers a fresh entry in the familiar canon of bedtime reads. Children will be delighted by the various animals' activities and the notion that feathered, furred, and scaly sleepers like themselves enjoy nothing better than dreaming of kids. A delightful answer to the oft-asked question, do animals dream?”
“VanDerwater’s lullaby of a picture book… (has) well-crafted, undulating rhymes... a lovely bedtime sendoff for animal-loving children that will leave them with ample imaginative fodder for their own dreams.”
“Footie pajamas, a stuffy, and a bed begin this bedtime tale… (that) invites readers to imagine what animals see in their dreams. This picture book, filled with vibrant colors, is a bedtime story that will delight young animal lovers. A soothing addition.”
—School Library Journal
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DREAMING OF YOU
Dreaming of You
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
illustrated by Aaron DeWitt
Boyds Mills Press
This lyrical and beautifully illustrated lullaby picture book prepares children ages 3-6 for bedtime by imagining what animals dream.
This soothing bedtime story explores the question, When animals sleep, what do they see in their dreams? The lyrical text tells readers that chipmunks dream of digging deep burrows, puppies dream of long, waggy walks, and horses dream of wild, windy rides. But most of all, the animals dream of all the fun and adventure the next day will bring. The gentle rhymes and gorgeous, serene illustrations combine to create a comforting story perfect for transitioning from a busy day to being tucked in peacefully at night.