Dream Big

Dream Big

by Kat Kronenberg

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Dream Big by Kat Kronenberg


Set long ago in the heart of the African savanna, Dream Big—a mythological fable—follows moody Baboon as he discovers a powerful secret. 

One by one, Caterpillar, Tadpole, and Flamingo gaze up at the night sky and wish upon a star for their wildest dreams. Baboon insists these dreams could never come true. But when he sees Caterpillar turn into a winged butterfly, Tadpole into a dancing frog, and Flamingo into a beautiful pink bird, Baboon realizes that a transformative power exists between the stars and the animals once they truly believe in themselves and their dreams. When Baboon tries out this secret, CATCH-M, his Magical, Mystical, Wished-Upon Star, whooshes down from the heavens to wham! ignite the courage in his chest. Read on to see if his dream comes true too . . .

Dream Big's inspirational message makes it a perfect gift for dreamers of all ages, from children to young adults about to enter a new chapter in their lives. Together we can all be inspired to identify and pursue our dreams, no matter how big or impossible they may seem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626343474
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 318,311
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kat Kronenberg is a born-and-raised Texan with a Big Dream—that Two-Leggerspeopleall around the world catch CATCH-M too, watch their wildest dreams come true, and live out the motto: ''Believe YOU CAN! Smile. Be you. And jump for joy as you do!''
Kat lives in Austin with her husband and is the proud parent of two amazing boys, two beautiful adopted nieces, four fantastic grandchildren, and three four-legged friends.

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Dream Big 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book with a fantastic message. Fun and inspirational for kids of all ages!
MomsChoiceAwards 8 days ago
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Reader_Views 3 months ago
Reviewed by Evan (age 3), Sarina (age 4), and Mom for Reader Views Kids (9/18) Could there be a more positive storyline then the one found in, “Dream Big” by Kat Kronenberg? We don’t think so! This hardcover, beautifully illustrated story takes place in the Savannas of East Africa, where the inhabitants are finding that they want to be more in life, but wonder if they have the courage to make it happen? “Dream Big” is about a grouchy baboon and his inability to accept that we can be whoever we want to be if we only believe we can. His first encounter is on a starry night when he notices Caterpillar on a branch looking up at the stars. He was wishing he could be like a bird and fly. Baboon just laughed which made the Caterpillar very sad. But Caterpillar was determined to make his wish come true and would not give up even though Baboon said it was impossible. During the story Baboon meets several other creatures all wishing to be more, but he could still not accept that they could change. Only after seeing for himself that change is possible if you wish and believe hard enough, did he realize how foolish he had been. Evan and Sarina both liked the butterfly and how his wings sparkled when he made his wish come true. They both listen intently and had many different questions about the characters in the story. They loved the brightly colored illustrations that seemed to jump off of the pages and would not let me turn the page until they finished looking at every little detail the pictures had to offer. “Dream Big” was such a pleasure to read with my kids and what a wonderfully positive storyline. I think all parents would enjoy reading this story to their kids. All through the book Evan and Sarina were clapping and saying,” But I can! I Believe.” We have read “Dream Big” several times now and each time they will notice something different in the pictures or come up with a new question about the story. Their favorite part in the story was when the characters sat around the fire at night and made up a song for Termite. “Dream Big”, by Kat Kronenberg is a very special book that should belong in every family’s home. The positive feeling you and your kids receive from this story is exceptional. We look forward to reading more stories by Kat Kronenberg.
Kathryn513 More than 1 year ago
We absolutely LOVE reading this book at bedtime. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is positive and fun. My kids Whoosh Wham all the time! It is a good lesson in believing in ourself and going after our dreams. We even went to the website and did some of the activities. It was a great supplement to the story and reinforces that we all have a strong power within us. Highly recommend this for kids and adults!!
aunt-kaki More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book that helps us to create connection and courage as we each go after our dreams. We are all full of possibility - how fun to explore together what our purposes can be. The artwork is extraordinary, and the website adds to the fun.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastically illustrated children's book with a great message. I love how each of the animals in this story are shot down by the baboon but then think about it and remember that they can have dreams also. This was a wonderful children's book. I received an ebook copy from Smith publicity for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
The best thing about this book is the illustrations. They are bright, colourful and full of details. The pictures alone will elicit a conversation with the child you are reading with. This is a story about dreaming the impossible. Each night baboon watches as the other animals wish on a star for their wildest dreams. Caterpillar wishes to fly and then he turns into a butterfly. Tadpole wants to dance and turns into a frog and flamingo wants to be beautiful and grows into a bright colourful bird. Baboon realizes that if he believes and wishes upon the star then maybe he will get his wish too. The problem I have with the story is that even thought the concept is good, the dreams were not impossible, they were inevitable. The story is more about not giving up, than dreaming big. There are some great activities at the back of the book to do with kids. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
There once lived a moody, grouchy baboon who never smiled. Things were as they were so why should anybody hope for more? He seemed to think that dreaming was for silly animals who didn't know any better. But Baboon was about to learn a very important lesson. One night while Baboon sat with his drum, Caterpillar wandered onto a nearby branch and wished upon a star, "Oh, I wish I could be like Bird and fly." Baboon couldn't believe what he heard and laughed and made fun of Caterpillar's dream. How, he reasoned, could an animal with 16 feet and no wings fly? What a foolish dream. Caterpillar felt bad and cried - Baboon was right, what a silly dream. Caterpillar spun a cocoon to hide but within that cocoon he kept dreaming until...he emerged from the cocoon as a butterfly! He could fly! Baboon was truly amazed. The next night Baboon spotted Tadpole who also wished upon a star. Tadpole wanted to dance to the wonderful beat that Baboon was playing on his drum. Again, Baboon made fun of a dreamer - How can Tadpole dance? He doesn't even have feet. Tadpole felt so bad that he went deep into the water to sulk. But he continued to dream until...he emerged from the water as a frog. Baboon couldn't believe his eyes! What was going on? Did dreaming really work? Dream Big is the enchanting story of a baboon who learns a very important lesson - that of believing in yourself and reaching for the stars. Baboon eventually dares to dream a dream for himself and through his wish, brings many of the animals together. Children will love seeing what happens to Caterpillar, Tadpole, Flamingo and even little Termite as they reach for the stars and dream big. Add in the wonderful illustrations that bring the savannas of East Africa to life, and children will want to read this book again and again. Quill says: Dream Big is a delightful story that teaches children to never stop believing and dreaming.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Dream Big, is a bedtime-esq children’s story book. Moody Buffoon is always grumpy and tries to quash the other animals dreams. First, he tells Caterpillar, who dreams of being able to fly, that he won’t be able to with all of his feet clinging on to the tree. Next, when Tadpole dreams of dancing, Buffoon tells him that he’s got no chance as he has no feet to follow a beat. He then tells Flamingo that she is too ordinary, when Flamingo tells him that she dreams of being beautiful. When one by one the animals dreams come true, Buffoon is left flabbergasted and looking a bit silly. He’s also a little envious and makes a dream of his own, but will his own dream come true? The book is all about teaching children to believe in themselves and to dream big, as you never know, your dreams may just come true. It also teaches them not to listen to those who try to make fun of your dreams. The book is extremely colourful throughout, which is aesthetically pleasing, but with the full page being brightly coloured, sometimes the writing merged into the background, and I couldn’t quite make out the text without looking at it really closely. At the back of the book, the author has also included a resources section, which is helpful for parents and teachers. This is a sweet children’s book, with a powerful message.