The Dream Train: Poems for Bedtime

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Product Details
Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
88
Dimensions
10.31 X 11.42 X 0.63 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536228342

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About the Author
Sean Taylor has written more than forty books for young readers. These include picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story, both illustrated by Jean Jullien; Where the Bugaboo Lives, illustrated by Neal Layton; The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao; A Brave Bear, illustrated by Emily Hughes; and Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!, illustrated by Kate Hindley. He lives in Bristol, England.

Anuska Allepuz is the author-illustrator of Little Green Donkey and has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including What Will You Dream of Tonight? by Frances Stickley and A Bear Is a Bear (except when he's not) by Karl Newson. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Reviews
With soothing repetition and alliteration, most poems make excellent read-alouds. . . Readers will linger over the lively details. . . With an enticing mix of playful whimsy and quiet moments, this well-crafted collection of accessible verse and lovely illustrations should appeal to a wide audience.
--School Library Journal

Across descriptions of nighttime routines, warm blankets, and starry skies, Taylor employs various verse types to usher readers to sleep. . . . The whole package soothingly and successfully points the way to zzz's.
--Publishers Weekly

The transition from wakefulness to dreamland is lyrically explored in this accessible poetry collection. . . . Allepuz's softly focused mixed-media illustrations glow with warmth. Expansive scenes filled with whimsical details (a pajama-clad child napping on a cloud; a flute-playing mouse) lend a magical atmosphere. A dreamy bedtime-poetry collection well suited for reading aloud.
--Booklist

British poet Taylor sends little ones to bed with thirty imaginative poems in three thematic sets. . . With a mix of rhyming and free-verse poetry, along with frequent, satisfying repetition, Taylor offers selections to read aloud and read together. . . Most young listeners will likely choose favorites to hear repeatedly.
--The Horn Book

Taylor makes effective use of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition to weigh down young eyelids.
--Kirkus Reviews

This oversized, thick book from a British team, with lots of illustrations that match the mood of each poem, is a bargain at $19.99. These are simple, short poems that will send the kiddos into slumber with visions of being with mom and dad and having a good day.
--The Pioneer Press