"There are animals from long ago
And twice as far away.
Their maps are made of starlight
And can't be seen by day.
These creatures are the reason
Dreamers get where dreamers go.
Dreamland is too far to run
And sleepy feet, too slow ..."
Furred, finned, or feathered, these dream animals carry little children across the sky, through the woods, or under the seven seas.
These creatures we once hugged close as we went to bed. They shared our dreams and knew about our nightmares. They were most likely our first best friend. Ah, how we trekked through time!
Check out The Curious World of Emily Winfield Martin (author-illustrator of this gorgeous book) here. Below are pictures from Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey, all of which are available on Emily's Etsy shop!
I'm not as taken by the writing as I am by its artwork. I'm very interested in buying a copy to keep. If only it comes in board-book format! I'd be able to share this with Olive then.
What was your dream animal, or your children's?
I'll be posting again this coming Monday in participation of Kidlit Giveaway Hop for Children's Book Week. Naturally, I'll be spotlighting Little Orchid's story again and you're piping-warmly welcomed to join in. (Sorry about the on-going self-promotion. I thought this might be the least I could do for my book-child!) I'm looking forward to learning about many wonderful children's books next week!
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by Kate Hanney
Really enjoyed the honest voice of this narrator ~ a teenager let down by his mother and the foster care system, and almost-picked up through his involvement with a gang.