Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield MartinDream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey

byEmily Winfield Martin

Board Book | August 25, 2015

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be is Emily Winfield Martin's little book for little dreamers.

Ideal for bedtime reading, this board book will be a hit with sleepy tots! Emily Winfield Martin convinces little ones to close their eyes and discover what their dream animal might be—a fox? a bear? a narwhal?—and what dream it might take them to. With perfect nighttime rhymes and gorgeous illustrations, this book is irresistible.
EMILY WINFIELD MARTIN sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. She is the author/illustrator of The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer. Her store, The Black Apple, has been featured in national publications and on TV shows, including the New York Times and The Martha Stewart Show. The inspiration for Oddfe...
Title:Dream Animals: A Bedtime JourneyFormat:Board BookDimensions:34 pages, 7.81 × 7.06 × 0.85 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:055352190X

ISBN - 13:9780553521900

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Such a wonderfully pretty book with a sweet, sweet poem to read. Extraordinarily imaginative!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Our daughters favourite bedtime story.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely I bought this for my son, but really for myself :) I am a big fan of Emily Martin and her beautiful art work.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it We got this as a gift for my son's 1st birthday. It's his go-to bedtime story and he's almost 3!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love it One of the most beautifully illustrated books I've ever come across. I want to climb into the book and experience all of the amazing dreams. This is my kids' favourite bedtime story.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedtime story Beautifully illustrated with dreamy rhymes that flow perfectly, easily memorised (for those late night wakings). I highly recommend this book and it's partner - Day Dreamers.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreamy Beautifully illustrated. A perfect bedtime book.
Date published: 2016-11-08

Editorial Reviews

Silver Winner from NAPPA (National Parenting Publication Awards)The New York Times, November 27, 2013:"A rare, enchanting mixture of graceful rhyming verse and adorable, Hummel-sweet illustrations... Martin’s paintings, in rich, creamy opaque colors, have a retro look that recalls early Golden Books, but with more brush-stroke texture. They’re so nursery-worthy you may be tempted to snip a few out and frame them."Parents Magazine, November 2013:"Enchanting...Little ones won't mind curling up, thanks to the lovely whimsical illustrations."The Atlantic Wire, August 29, 2013:"Tender and dark, this brings to mind the dark and wooded world of classic fairy tales — but with a refreshingly quirky twist."Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2013:"These stunning, full-color illustrations rely on polished brush strokes, midnight blue backgrounds and ethereal light to produce an almost surreal atmosphere in which children quietly ride their dream animals to fantastical venues, silently suggesting the infinite possibility of dreams. A visually elegant and textually cadenced bedtime treat."Publishers Weekly, August 12, 2013:"The minimalist ink-sketched bedrooms of each dreamer give way to luxuriant fairy-tale images rendered in dense, subtly radiant colors, which are reminiscent of classic European illustration...Will take firm grip of readers’ imaginations as they make their own ways to dreamland."ApartmentTherapy.com, November 20, 2013:"It's a perfect bedtime book as it creates a feeling of security and comfort paired with the endless possibilities for exploration and adventure that dreams bring. The illustrations are rich and sumptuous, yet delicate and ethereal. It's a lovely book, one that you'll want to hold onto for years to come."Metro US, November 20, 2013:"This new bedtime book will lull your little one to sleep with its whimsical rhymes and low-lit illustrations. The book has a slightly vintage-feel, making it an instant classic and your child will be looking forward to his or her own sweet dreams after reading about the ones in the book."Booklist, December 15, 2013:"Whether taking tea with mermaids in pale green waters, flying over a prehistoric world on a winged bicycle, or painting the stars while resting on the moon, these dreams suggest delightful and fantastical experiences. Martin sketches the sleeping children in black and white and renders the enchanting scenes of their dreams in vivid color. A sweet and lyrical bedtime story."