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If I Had a Little Dream
by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon


Overview - A Spring 2017 Indie Next Selection

Nina Laden's warm and lyrical picture book sees and appreciates through a child's eyes how fortunate we are to live in the world we do.

Celebrate the wonder of the world in this reassuring picture book about the joy, love, and beauty that is part of each and every day.  Read more...


 
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More About If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden; Melissa Castrillon
 
 
 
Overview
A Spring 2017 Indie Next Selection

Nina Laden's warm and lyrical picture book sees and appreciates through a child's eyes how fortunate we are to live in the world we do.

Celebrate the wonder of the world in this reassuring picture book about the joy, love, and beauty that is part of each and every day. Our world is full of possibilities if you look for them.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781481439244
  • ISBN-10: 1481439243
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Bedtime & Dreams
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

Illustrator Castrillon debuts with a splash, imagining a world enclosed in a riot of lush, filigreed leaves and flowers, dyed with the warm colors of sunset and the blue of Chinese porcelain. Laden (Are We There Yet?) writes in the voice of a girl who dances, bicycles, and dreams her way through scenes that picture her wishes for a house, boat, dog, siblings, and more: If I had a little garden,/ I would name it Whole./ Whole would be filled/ with roots and seeds,/ and feed my heart and soul. At bedtime, the girls mother cradles her in her arms and tells her, If I had a little dream,/ I would name it You./ You would make life magical,/ where wishes do come true. Through Ladens rhymes can be awkward in places, her poetry comes from the heart, and Castrillons artwork carries the words to a place where birds bring tea and cupcakes to the window, thistly flowers grow as high as trees, and houses are just the right size for a single child. Shes a talent to watch. Ages 48. Authors agent: Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary. Illustrators agency: Pickled Ink. (Feb.)

 
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