Author: Laurie Collins
Illustrator: Margie Florini
Publisher: Three Bean Press
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
I love that this book was published to support Cradles to Crayons, a charity in Boston and Philadelphia that provides children from low-income and zero-income situations with essentials they need to thrive, including diapers, art supplies and of course pajamas. But even more than that, I love that this book would be marvellous whether I knew about the charity connection or not.
The premise is simple but engaging. Each child in the book goes to sleep in a pair of their favourite pajamas, the ones that help them dream about the future they most want. Some dream of cakes and pastries and growing up to be a baker, while others dream of insects and spiders and growing up to be an entomologist.
The illustrations are lush and evocative and are even available as prints on the book's website: pajamasofmydreams.com
My favourite part: All of it. I loved all of it.
|When Mermaids Sleep|
|Shadows on My Wall|
|Tilda Pinkerton's Magical Hats|
|In the Tree House|