Rhyming verse tells a sweet story--a song if you will--that sings off the illustrated pages. A little girl narrates, "If I had a little land...." and rhymes the verse. After that first rhyme, she inserts a new noun each time: house, garden, pond, boat, bicycle, table, chair, dog, cat, brother, sister, book (my favorite, of course!), nest and dream. The book page reads, "If I had a little book,/I would name it Friend./Friend would go wherever I went,/our story would never end."
Magical illustrations look like an illuminated manuscript with the borders (marginalia) used effectively to frame the characters and story. The illustrations help to give this little keeper a nostalgic feeling of easier, less troublesome times.
If I Had a Little Dream is a tender and loving story that celebrates life's simple treasures, Simple children's book magic done right!
Highly recommended for young dreamers everywhere.
9781481439244 32 pages Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Pamela Thompson, Library Media Specialist, Texas USA
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******** From the publisher: 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. ****** Editor's Note: This beautifully illustrated book is custom made for young listeners and readers who love to savor all the hidden treasure page by page.