Daydreaming (Hardcover)

A Picture Book

By Mark Tatulli

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626723542, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A young boy named Henry embarks on a normal, average day at school, but his daily activities are hopelessly disrupted by his overactive imagination. Breakfast turns into a fantastical adventure through his cereal box, and his classroom becomes a whirlwind of flying books. Along the way, an off-screen voice scolds him to "Stop daydreaming!"

In a fun and unexpected twist, it turns out that Henry and his adventures were part of a young girl's imagination all along.

Exuberant and innovative, this debut picture book by comic strip creator Mark Tatulli is a celebration of imagination and the power of daydreaming.

About the Author

Mark Tatulli is the creator of the Lio and Heart of the City syndicated comic strips, which has a combined run in over four hundred newspapers. He is also the author of the Desmond Pucket series. Daydreaming is his first picture book. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Donna.

Praise For Daydreaming: A Picture Book

“Visually, Tatulli creates an interesting assemblage of comic panels, white space, and variations in perspective to create a dynamic story . . . This almost-wordless picture book will appeal to young children who are experts at 'reading' pictures.” —Kirkus

“An imaginative and enthralling adventure story.” —Booklist

“[A] surreal, layered picture book [with a] satisfying surprised twist . . . Tatulli’s fine-lined illustrations, with vibrant colors and with liberal use of comic panels, are visually engaging . . . [A] fantastical adventure.” —The Horn Book

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic:

"Mark Tatulli is one of my favorite cartoonists." —Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series

"I salute Mark Tatulli!" —Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events