Do you have dreams? Big dreams? Dreams you wish you could turn loose to fly out into the great wide world?
Appelemando lives in a very drab village and that is a very hard thing for anyone but especially for a young boy who has big dreams. The villagers criticize Appelemando for his dreaming but he is lucky enough to have five friends, really good friends, who accept him and believe in his dreams so completely that when he has a dream they can see them, colors and all.
So he dreams all kinds of dreams just for them to see until the day his dreams float up and away and rain comes down. The rain holds the dreams fast to the sides of buildings in the drab village.
Will the grown-ups like the new look of their village? Will Appelemando be in trouble? The children are so worried about what will happen next.
Just how important are the dreams we hold? Should we share them or keep them hidden away in safe and private places? With cheery, bold, bright exuberance and a story with the feel of an oft told folktale, Patricia Polacco offers us a new piece of wisdom, reassurance and encouragement to risk being our best selves in this wonderful world.
978-0698115903 Ages 6-10 32pages