When My Baby Dreams
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When My Baby Dreams

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by Adele Enersen
     
 

Sometimes, Mila dreams she's a princess....Sometimes, she's a bookworm...Or a bee, a surfer girl, or even an astronaut. When Mila dreams, she can be anything. In this stunning gift book, photographer and new mother Adele Enersen showcases her beautiful dreamscapes–starring her baby daughter Mila. As Mila sleeps, Adele imagines what she's dreaming and creates… See more details below

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Sometimes, Mila dreams she's a princess....Sometimes, she's a bookworm...Or a bee, a surfer girl, or even an astronaut. When Mila dreams, she can be anything. In this stunning gift book, photographer and new mother Adele Enersen showcases her beautiful dreamscapes–starring her baby daughter Mila. As Mila sleeps, Adele imagines what she's dreaming and creates whimsical backdrops that bring her baby's dreams to life. For lovers of cute babies everywhere, WHEN MY BABY DREAMS is a modern rendition of Anne Geddes.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jayme Derbyshire
A mother's love for her baby daughter is brought to light in this sweet tale. During the first few months of her daughter's life the author, Adele Enersen, spent a lot of time contemplating what her daughter, Mila, must be dreaming about during all the hours of sleep she was logging. With Mila always sleeping, Enersen grew restless and consequently an idea for a book emerged. Enersen decided that she would create various scenes with a sleeping Mila as the focal point. The scenes created were comprised of pictures of her sleepyhead daughter and displayed potential streams of what Mila could possibly be dreaming about. Enersen pairs simple text with her creative pictures to weave together a storyline describing what her little one does in her dreams. Mila is seen in grassy fields, cotton candy parks, and vast waters. Enersen does a nice job creating a loving tribute to her child. This book is wonderful for any new mom who without a doubt constantly questions what their baby is thinking or dreaming about during those initial months of life where sleeping takes precedence over all else. While this book will certainly appeal to mothers, whether it would appeal to children is uncertain. Children will like looking at the cute scenes including a baby, but the concept of a baby acting out his/her dreams may be a difficult idea to grasp depending on the reader's age.
School Library Journal
PreS—This imaginative book grew out of Enersen's blog displaying photos of her new baby daughter for family and friends. Pastel spreads have a few words of text on one side that speculate about the child's dream and a simply framed, color photo opposite. Various materials and props are used creatively around the baby to suggest flowers, trees, animals, etc. For example, in one spread the child is posed against a "sky" full of stars, and on another she is on the grass "petting a little lamb." Libraries that cater to the very youngest children and their parents will want to add this simple, lovely book to their collections.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Kirkus Reviews
A picture book inspired by Enersen's popular blog, which features artistic and whimsical photographs of her daughter, Mila. The narrative begins, "These are Mila's dreams." Each page spread that follows features a photograph of a sleeping Mila with fabrics and household items arranged around her to create a scene intended to represent her dreams and an accompanying explanation. For example, a photograph of Mila in which she sleeps atop a fabric skyscraper and grasps a tiny car in her hand is accompanied by the following text: "When my baby dreams of being big… / she grows tall enough to take over the city." In the next photo, sleeping Mila is placed on a black background filled with stars made of aluminum foil and a couple of colorful planets. A paper plate behind Mila's head makes her look like an astronaut. In this dream, she is "gigantic enough to conquer the universe." It is not surprising that Enersen's quirky, creative photographs trough a large audience to her blog. The babies and preschoolers, however, for whom this book was presumably designed, will likely find much less appeal in this series of photos of one sleeping baby. The prose serves primarily to transition between photos and is also likely to appeal much more to parents than to their little ones. Not the first book for adults to masquerade as a children's book, but one of the more interesting. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062071750
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
879,949
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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