Thursday, August 14, 2014

To dream the impossible dream....yes that's the best

Quote of the day:

"Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything."                       - Tomie dePaola

Today's featured book:

Title:  Hank Has A Dream
Author and Illustrator and Creator:  Rebecca Dudley

Let's take a peek inside:

My take on the book:

Come along with adorable little Hank as he opens up his dream world to share with his feathered friend and his readers.  He invites you aboard his wonderful flying machine and takes you to magical places high above the clouds and below them too.  His beloved friend is enthralled with the adventure and wants to know all the details of his enchanted tale.  The images are beautifully crafted and portrayed in Rebecca Dudley's dioramas.  She creates everything right down to the last leaf and expression on her handmade characters.  You too will experience the magic and awe of a trip through Hank's imagination and the joy it brings when he shares it with you.  A unique and gentle story, perfect for bedtime.

About the author/creator:

Rebecca Dudley is a builder, creator, photographer, and artist. She makes everything that appears in her illustrations--the trees, leaves, ponds, skies, and the creatures themselves. She has a small architectural practice, and lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband John, dog Josephine, and her many magical Storywoods characters. Hanks Finds an Egg is her debut children's picture book.

Book Review Rating:  8 (Fantatic!)

Read on and read always.  Have a wonderful day.

For you to enjoy:     

                                        Did you ever wonder about dreaming? 

How the pictures get in your head?
Why they’re only there when you’re sleeping?
Why they’re only there in your bed?

You can fly anywhere that you want to.
You can soar above houses and cars.
You can even go higher than that, if you want,
way, way up to the moon and the stars.

You can be someone great, someone special
who has magical powers to use
to save your brother from monsters -
or NOT save, if that’s what you choose.

Dreaming is different from movies.
You don’t get dressed up and go out.
And a dream can be different every night -
you make up what the dream is about.

It’s too bad dreaming's for bedtime,
but I guess that’s just how it must be.
If we walked around dreaming in daylight,
why would we ever need sleep? 

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