Dreaming of You (Hardcover)

By Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, Aaron DeWitt (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781629792125, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

This lyrical and beautifully illustrated lullaby picture book prepares children ages 3-6 for bedtime by imagining what animals dream.

This soothing bedtime story explores the question, When animals sleep, what do they see in their dreams? The lyrical text tells readers that chipmunks dream of digging deep burrows, puppies dream of long, waggy walks, and horses dream of wild, windy rides. But most of all, the animals dream of all the fun and adventure the next day will bring. The gentle rhymes and gorgeous, serene illustrations combine to create a comforting story perfect for transitioning from a busy day to being tucked in peacefully at night.


About the Author

Amy Ludwig VanDerwateis the author of many children’s books, including Forest Has A Song, Every Day Birds, Read! Read! Read!, Dreaming Of You, and With My Hands: Poems About Making Things, as well as the professional book Poems Are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres. A former fifth grade teacher, Amy has taught writing for twenty years and blogs for students and teachers at The Poem Farm and Sharing Our Notebooks. Visit amyludwigvanderwater.com.  

Aaron DeWitt graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2005. He previously illustrated All the Ways I Love You by Theresa Trinder and At Christmastime and Always, I Love You by Renee Daniels. Aaron Dewitt lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit aarondewittillustration.com.


Praise For Dreaming of You

★“Sweetly imaginative, linguistically rich, and featuring enlivening vocabulary with lots of active verbs and new and interesting nouns and adjectives, this offers a fresh entry in the familiar canon of bedtime reads. Children will be delighted by the various animals' activities and the notion that feathered, furred, and scaly sleepers like themselves enjoy nothing better than dreaming of kids. A delightful answer to the oft-asked question, do animals dream?” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“VanDerwater’s lullaby of a picture book… (has) well-crafted, undulating rhymes... a lovely bedtime sendoff for animal-loving children that will leave them with ample imaginative fodder for their own dreams. – Publishers Weekly

“Footie pajamas, a stuffy, and a bed begin this bedtime tale… (that) invites readers to imagine what animals see in their dreams. This picture book, filled with vibrant colors, is a bedtime story that will delight young animal lovers. A soothing addition.” – School Library Journal