“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Dormouse Dreams

Written by: Karma Wilson

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

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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8 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. I love Karma Wilson’s books. Haven’t seen this beautifully illustrated book that will make kids think about spring — a time that baby animals appear. Lovely review.

  2. Margot finke says:

    Karma has a magical way with words and rhyme. And I love the illos in Doormouse Dreams. Kids will love this book–and read it again-and-again. I remember Karma way back when the Yahoo CW list wasTHE place for children’s writers. The good old days, when we were all struggling to become published. She made it early-on because of her style and talent.

    • Hi Margot, Thank you so much for dropping by. Karma certainly does write some beautiful stories and her rhyming text just runs off your tongue. The illustrations are gorgeous, aren’t they? 🙂

  3. What a beautiful book. Look forward to reading it.

  4. Barbara says:

    Nothing sweeter than a little mouse:) I’ll be keeping my eye out for this one.

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