Illustrated by: Renata Liwska
Published by: Disney Hyperion February 2017
Ages: 2 – 5 years
Theme: Dreams, Friendships
Opening Lines: Deep in the woods, in a pine tree house, curled up in a ball sleeps a little dormouse.
Synopsis: From Amazon – As Dormouse dreams–and snores–his way from winter to spring, he imagines going on fantastical adventures with his best dormouse friend. Whimsical illustrations feature other animals entertaining themselves with dart games, cross-country skiing, flying airplanes, and more while Dormouse hibernates. Readers can also follow the friend’s journey to Dormouse’s house, where she wakes him up for some real life pleasures, including daydreaming. This is the perfect bedtime book to snuggle up with when spring isn’t coming fast enough.
Why I like this: The gorgeous soft wispy, brush illustrations give a soft magical feel to this sweet text written by Karma. In smooth unforced rhyme the young critters play in the snow while Dormouse dreams on. Cleverly the illustrations show his little friend prepares and then travels through the snow to visit Dormouse. He is woken when she arrives at his door and they scurry off to play – or do they? Is it just a dream? Guess you will have to check out this beautiful story and curl up with a small child and read it to them as they drift off to sleep. A perfect story while waiting for spring in your part of the world. Night everyone.
Resources/Findings: Here is Karma’s website…. http://www.karmawilson.com/
Some fun facts about Dormouse… http://ipfactly.com/dormouse/
Here is a step by step sheets on how to draw a dormouse… https://www.drawingtutorials101.com/how-to-draw-a-dormouse-printable
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