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Author: Dallas Clayton

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Do you live in a place with fantastical dreams or practical ones? Cars that run on jelly beans or matching silverware? Come along on a journey about different sizes of dreams and where those dreams can take you. This picture book engages kids in dreaming big.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 7 to9

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 1.8

Age of Child: Read with a 12-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: At first she thought it was babyish, but then when the book transitioned from describing dreams to what to do with your dreams, she liked it.

Adult Reader Reaction: Bright, fun, uplifting. This is part bedtime story, part graduation gift. It reminded me of Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. The sentiment is timeless and ageless.

Pros: Everyone of all ages can enjoy this special book about the power of thinking big.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. You and your kids will read this a lot. It would make a great graduation gift for high school or college.


Educational Themes: This is a book for sharing and reading aloud. One way to bring it to life would be to let kids draw their own pictures or write out their own dreams.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, life lessons, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2014

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