Saturday, November 19, 2011

Magic Monday - The Magic of Dreams

Dreamsong - My daughter loved this book when I read it to her. In this book, a little boy named Pavel goes out to find his dreamsong - the song he hears in his dreams and which is gone the moment he wakes up. When he tells his parents that he needs to find it, they lend him the encouragement, and some magic to help him along. He travels along the river and hears parts of the song as he follows the river to its source to hear his dreamsong fully. He returns home happy and exhausted and falls asleep as soon as his mom starts singing a lullaby which he hears in his dreams...
A lovely book, with wonderful flowing illustrations which tell a beautiful story themselves shows the love of the parents for their child so well.
Ship of Dreams - Wow! that is the word I can use to describe the illustrations in this book - they are so beautiful that they belong in a gallery. Dean Morrissey's true-to-life and detail-rich oil paintings tell the story just a tad bit better than the words in this book. The Sandman is a familiar figure with a white beard whose warmth and cheer resonates in the pictures and text of the book and Joey, who goes on an adventure in his cherished 'Redd Rocket' to meet the Sandman, is an endearingly cute little boy who lights up the pages. This book is a must-have for the illustrations alone...

Both books go towards the Picture Book Read-to-me-Challenge.

Monday Memes - It's Monday!
What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. It is a time when we share what we've read, currently reading, or what is up next on our reading list.
Completed reading: Books reviewed here as well as 'The Book Thief'!!(wow, that was one of the best reads and I am itching to start all over again already)
Currently reading: 'American Rust' (re-borrowed it from the library on the Kindle again and hope I can finish it this time around) and 'The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate'
Next to read: Maid to Match (was on currently reading sometime back but put it away as I own the Kindle edition while the others are library rentals)


  1. The two children's books sound like the perfect bed-time reading with young family members.
    I'm half-way through my current read 'A Woman of Consequence' and enjoying it so far.

  2. Dreamsong sounds so cute - I'll have to check it out for my little one. Have a great reading week.

  3. Book Thief, I feel like I've heard of it somewhere else as well. :)
    Glad you liked it. :)

    Come see my Monday! And have a great week!

  4. "Dreamsong" does sound pretty good :) I hope to read it soon :)

  5. @Linda PThanks.. they are both good reads.. I will look forward to your review of the book you are reading now..

  6. @Tanya PatriceYes, .. Both the books were given to my kids by our neighbor whose kids are now off to college.. not sure if I would have found them by myself..

  7. @Sheila (Bookjourney)the story is sweet.. and the illustrations are wonderful.. and the other book - Ship of Dreams - the illustrations really WOW you..thanks for visiting..

  8. @The Brunette Librarianmy five year old loved it better than the 'Ship of Dreams' (maybe the words spoke to her more!)

  9. Dean Morrissey rings a real bell, I need t check what I have read of his. Is the ship of dreams more action?

  10. @JoannaThis is a children's book where Joey has an adventure in the night on the Sandman's (who sprinkles sleeping sand on kids all over at bedtime) wonderful ship...

  11. Ship of Dreams looks good. I have a bunch of books going at once. A lot of them are library books that are due soon. Please come see what I'm reading.

  12. @pussrebootsthanks for visiting.. I almost always also have a bunch of books going on together..


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