About the Book
Author: Emily Winfield Martin
Genre: Preschool Board Book
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be comes the companion to Dream Animals -- a celebration of the imagination of children who dream both day and night!
Emily Winfield Martin shows little ones that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical day dreams. Whether cloud-gazing or wandering through a museum, reading a book or playing in a tide pool, the children in this board book encounter magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes. Whimsical rhyming text accompanies the dream-worthy illustrations.
"They say there are no dragons left and that's the way it seems. To find them you must visit the land of waking dreams"
The quote above from the opening page sets the premise for the book and the eloquent language carries readers through a land of enchantment as they frolic and play with winsome creatures in a magical dreamland.
I simply adore Day Dreamers. This imaginative tale encourages children to chase their "wondering, wandering heart into the place beyond" and the vividly detailed illustrations bring this fantastical world to life. Day Dreamers will easily captivate readers young and old.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination.
About the Author
She is the author and illustrator of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Dream Animals and other children's books. Emily works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old things & wind-up toys. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, music, myths, illustration from the late 19th through mid 20th century, her favorite films, and autobiography.
She likes bears and sea monsters and seashell-colored poppies & lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, OR.