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Dream Friends
by You Byun


Overview - " Reminiscent] of the classic 'Goodnight Moon' with its haunting, twilight-inflected color scheme." - The New York Times Book Review
You Byun's sparkling debut establishes her as a major picture book talent.
Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams.
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Overview
" Reminiscent] of the classic 'Goodnight Moon' with its haunting, twilight-inflected color scheme." - The New York Times Book Review
You Byun's sparkling debut establishes her as a major picture book talent.
Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she's back in the real world, where she hasn't yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that help Melody's dream of friendship come true.
Ms. Byun's art is full of delightful details and fantastic scenes that children will want to pore over again and again.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399257391
  • ISBN-10: 039925739X
  • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Bedtime & Dreams

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

Byun’s debut establishes this young artist as a remarkably polished talent. Her illustrations are the book’s raison d’être; the story is just substantial enough to hang it on. Melody has a marvelous dream friend, a huge white cat who “surprised her with lovely things” like a hat full of stars, and plays hide-and-seek with her in a place that’s half bedroom, half forest. Melody is lonely in her new home, though; she wants (and finds) a real friend, and she doesn’t have to give up her dream friend to do it. Printed on matte paper, Byun’s warm, grainy spreads have the look of lino prints, and her detailed drawing creates an atmosphere of visual abundance. Scenes of Melody’s daytime life are worked in a palette of friendly grade-school paint-box shades, while the dream sequences are drenched in saturated tangerines, lavenders, and blues. Combined with an instinctive knowledge of objects that please children (swing sets, cupcakes, spiral staircases, ladybugs), Byun has created a diminutive paradise, a bedtime destination that children will want to visit again and again. Ages 3–5. Agent: Rubin Pfeffer, East West Literary Agency. (Feb.)

 
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