If I Had a Little Dream (Hardcover)

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By Nina Laden, Melissa Castrillon (Illustrator)
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As soon as I read this gorgeous picture book, I knew I had to have a copy. And maybe one for my niece, and another for my nephew. Basically I want all the children I know to drift into the beautiful dream world author Laden and illustrator Castrillon have created. My copy will stay on a shelf next to favorites from my childhood like Madeline and Strega Nona until I have my own little one to delight over the fantastic images and sweet tale of imagination and wonder. Until then, I'll enjoy it on my own!



A Spring 2017 Indie Next Selection

Nina Laden’s warm and lyrical picture book sees and appreciates through a child’s eyes how fortunate we are to live in the world we do.

Celebrate the wonder of the world in this reassuring picture book about the joy, love, and beauty that is part of each and every day. Our world is full of possibilities if you look for them.

About the Author

Nina Laden is the author-illustrator of many books for kids, including the Peek-a series; Who Loves You, Baby?The Night I Followed the Dog; and Yellow Kayak. She lives with her husband on Lummi Island, Washington. Visit her online at NinaLaden.com.

Melissa Castrillon is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin before moving to Cambridge where she earned a First-Class Honors degree in illustration. In 2014 she earned a master’s degree in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She is the illustrator of If I Had a Little Dream, Yellow Kayak, and Dear Little One, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.

Praise For…

"Rhyming stanzas explore the notion of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary ...Easy on the eyes and ears; excellent for bedtime."  Kirkus Reviews
— Kirkus Reviews

"A genial, dreamy girl narrates a sweet world of possibility in this cozy bedtime read....Taken together, the lulling lines and lovely artwork cultivate a snug, welcoming atmosphere ideal for one-on-one sharing before saying good night." — Booklist
— Booklist

"Illustrator Castrillon debuts with a splash....Castrillon’s artwork carries the words to a place where birds bring tea and cupcakes to the window, thistly flowers grow as high as trees, and houses are just the right size for a single child. She’s a talent to watch. " Publishers Weekly
— Publishers Weekly

"Castrillon creates a dreamlike tone with her pencil illustrations,..A sweet bedtime selection." School LIbrary Journal
— School Library Journal

A Spring 2017 Indie Next Selection
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481439244
ISBN-10: 1481439243
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English