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What Do You Dream?
     

What Do You Dream?

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Joung Un Kim (Illustrator)
 
A child dreams of flowers, flowers dream of butterflies, and butterflies dream as well in a serene, rhythmic bedtime story that circles back to a satisfying ending.

Child, tell me, of what do you dream?
I dream of a flower in a sweet green meadow.
Flower, tell me, of what do you dream?
I dream of a butterfly with petal-soft wings. . . .

Do you

Overview

A child dreams of flowers, flowers dream of butterflies, and butterflies dream as well in a serene, rhythmic bedtime story that circles back to a satisfying ending.

Child, tell me, of what do you dream?
I dream of a flower in a sweet green meadow.
Flower, tell me, of what do you dream?
I dream of a butterfly with petal-soft wings. . . .

Do you ever dream of a billowing cloud? Golden sun on a meadow? A tree that hugs the sky? In this simple, circular story, a little girl and her dog revisit their day outdoors as they dream their way back to a morning full of bright possibility. Vibrant paintings complement a soothing celebration of the natural world - and our natural place within it.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
When asked what do you dream, a young girl answers that she dreams about a flower. This question guides the reader through nature while pointing out the beauty and interconnectedness of our world. For example, the reader discovers that the tree dreams of the wind and the wind dreams of hovering clouds that billow. Beautifully illustrated with bold colors, this is a simple story with many teaching opportunities. It would make an excellent beginning reading book since it has a repetitive refrain. It also offers plenty of visual clues for the reader. It could also provide many structured writing opportunities. For instance, students could use the refrain to write their own version of the book. It would also make an excellent choice for teachers familiar with the reading strategies. It is especially appropriate for predicting and making inferences. 2003, Candlewick Press, Ages 3 to 10.
— Louise Parsons
Library Journal - Library Journal
PreS-K-This circular story reads like a poem and begins with the question "Child, tell me, of what do you dream?" The answer leads to a flower, then to a butterfly, a tree, the wind, a cloud, the rain, the sun, the moon, the Earth, and then back to the child again. Even though the vocabulary is simple, there are still challenging words to be found in the text, such as "hovers," "billows," and "tickling." The soft, acrylic paintings are warm and inviting, but the physicality of the child seems somehow distorted. Sometimes she seems to appear with no neck, and other times her arms seem stick-thin. This quiet mood piece could be used as a segue for a discussion about dreams and connections among all of Earth's creatures.-Sandra Kitain, Abrams Hebrew Academy, Yardley, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763613389
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is a widely published author of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. She says, "I was reading a book by Jane Roberts in which it was suggested that trees, in their own way, do dream. That got me thinking about what they might dream about, and I got out of bed to write the manuscript for WHAT DO YOU DREAM?" Elizabeth Cody Kimmel lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter.

Joung Un Kim, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has illustrated many picture books for children. She was especially attracted to the text of WHAT DO YOU DREAM? because the simple poetry of its words offered her great freedom for interpretation.

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