Dream Big (Novelty book)

By Joyce Wan

Cartwheel Books, 9781338338683, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2019

List Price: 9.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

A bold, inspiring message for little graduates of today with a heartening homage to female trailblazers of the past from beloved creator Joyce Wan!

Dream your dreams with your eyes wide open and make them come true. Dream big, little one, the world is waiting for you.

In this dreamy oversized board book, little ones will find the courage and strength to achieve anything they want -- all by dreaming big! With inspiring illustrations of female trailblazers and icons of history and simple, hopeful text, Joyce Wan creates a moving send-off for graduates of all ages. Included in the back is a simple guide to some of the bold dreamers who came before us who followed their dreams . . . and changed the world.

With a tender message of encouragement and hope, this special board book is a gift to be treasured and shared for years to come.

Featuring heartfelt tributes to:
- Rosa Parks
- Junko Tabei
- Frida Kahlo
- Amelia Earhart
- Zaha Hadid
and many more!


About the Author

Joyce Wan runs her own stationery and gift business, Wanart, which sells products in thousands of boutiques, museum shops, and gift stores worldwide. She is also the author and illustrator of many children's books, including You Are My Cupcake, We Belong Together, Are You My Mommy?, and Peek-a-Boo Farm. Joyce lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey, but you can visit her at wanart.com.


Praise For Dream Big

Praise for Count My Cupcakes 123:

"The rhymes read smoothly, and the rhythm bounces along to a predictable beat. Wan's palette of pink, mint green, and lemon yellow is tempered by shades of peach, olive green, and purple, along with chocolate-brown outlines. A harmless sugar-coated confection that won't rot baby's teeth." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Wan's distinctively cute artwork and the irresistible tactile element hit a sweet spot." -- Publishers Weekly


Praise for Good Night, Sweetie:

"Wan excels at creating board books that combine irresistibly adorable cartoon graphics with text that channels intimate, lovey-dovey conversations between parent and child." -- Publishers Weekly


Praise for You Are My Merry Little Christmas:

"This board book helps little readers grasp that the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the ties that bind us." -- Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Peek-a-Boo Zoo:

"The warm, round illustrations provide a soothing tone, making this a perfect late-afternoon read right before naptime." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Working in her characteristic aesthetic of rounded, chunky shapes, Wan assembles a cute-as-can-be cast that includes a penguin, hippo, and more . . . A fun addition to the book-as-game category." -- Publishers Weekly


Praise for Are You My Mommy?:

"The book radiates warmth with soft curved lines used to form the characters and scenery. Distinct visual patterns add an extra dimension to each page." -- Kirkus Reviews


Praise for My Lucky Little Dragon:

"The bold, friendly animals pop off the page with energy." -- Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Hug You, Kiss You, Love You:

"The book maintains the chunky digital graphics of Wan's previous titles, and clever visual details are everywhere, from thematically patterned backgrounds of bones, waves, and leaves to the recurring heart elements incorporated into the animals." -- Publishers Weekly

"Simple, boldly outlined art, rests atop bright, patterned backgrounds, and the type is large and playful. An affectionate little book for preschoolers -- with glitter on the cover!" -- Booklist


Praise for We Belong Together:

"Manga-like characterizations and a chunky, hip design deliver the cuddly sentiment with panache." -- Publishers Weekly