Emily Winfield Martin shows readers that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical day dreams. Read more...
Emily Winfield Martin shows readers that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical day dreams. Whether cloud-gazing or wandering through a museum, reading a book or playing in a tide-pool, the children in this picture book find themselves in places inhabited by magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes. A whimsical rhyme accompanies the dream-worthy illustrations.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-07-14
- Reviewer: Staff
In this companion to Dream Animals, Martin turns her attention to imaginary creatures, reminding readers how easily accessible they are through, well, their imaginations. Her scenes feature children watching the clouds, peering into tide pools, and exploring museums, all of which spur imagined escapades with mythical animals—the young museumgoer in his preppy bow tie and sweater, for example, is transported to the back of a phoenix, a vantage point from which he photographs the dinosaurs below. Soothing rhymes and soft, evocative paintings combine to make the magical possibilities of the imagination feel very real. Ages 3–7. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Aug.)