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Only in Dreams: A Bedtime Story
     

Only in Dreams: A Bedtime Story

by Paul Frank Industries, Parker Jacobs (Illustrator)
 

When I sleep, I dream.
And when I dream, I can do anything I can imagine!

This delightful bedtime story features Paul Frank's popular character Julius as he takes readers on a tour through the world of dreams. Julius loves to sleep because there are things he can do only in dreams, from paddling down a strawberry-milk river to performing in a rock

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When I sleep, I dream.
And when I dream, I can do anything I can imagine!

This delightful bedtime story features Paul Frank's popular character Julius as he takes readers on a tour through the world of dreams. Julius loves to sleep because there are things he can do only in dreams, from paddling down a strawberry-milk river to performing in a rock concert on the moon!

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Publishers Weekly

The global marketing juggernaut that is the Paul Frank Industries character Julius-he's the pop-retro monkey character with the bright red mouth found on countless T-shirts and accessories-now makes his move into the children's book department. Julius's personality has no emotional texture or traction to offer-beyond irony, that is-and his narration is appropriately literal and blandly uplifting: "Flying is just one thing I can do in my dreams," he says as he flaps his arms and sails over a playground. "Anything is possible!" Nascent and aging hipsters may find all this way cool, and the inexhaustible cheeriness of the digital, candy-colored images is undeniably impressive. But this is little more than a brand extension, filled with supporting characters that resemble refugees from an anime-inspired cartoon. Ages 2-5. (May)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2- Bedtime is a surreal adventure for Julius, a monkey. In his dreams, "anything is possible." He can sport an elephant trunk or a potato body, visit a castle in the clouds or a frosted-cupcake village, or become a rock star in outer space. The text is a series of credulous exclamations: "WOW! I'm flying!" "Now I'm a GIANT BEAST set loose on an unsuspecting metropolis!" The digitally rendered illustrations are bright and bold. Julius's animal friends populate detailed scenes aboard pirate ships and in underground caverns. After a night of endless possibilities, Julius appears disappointed when he wakes up in the morning and leaves his dream world. The busy cartoons seem ill-matched for a good-night story and, like the text, tend to fall flat.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811860246
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/26/2008
Series:
Julius! Series
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Frank's collections of uniquely designed T-shirts, accessories, and home furnishings are available at top retailers and have been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. In 2005 Paul Frank launched the Small Paul line, a collection of clothing and pajamas for children that incorporates some of their most successful characters, such as Julius.

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