Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Growing Up Dreams
Susan Berger sent me a copy of her book, Growing Up Dreams and I love it!
Unlike many rhyming picture books, this one doesn't have any strained attempts to keep the rhythm and rhyme going, but that's not what makes the book so good. It carries the reader away into the dream world of a little girl with a wonderful imagination.
When I was a kid I had similar ideas and lots of children probably have dreams like the girl in the story. I have a feeling the author got the idea for the book from memories of her own imaginative childhood. She grew up to become an actress and creative writer, so at least some of her dreams have come true.
The illustrations by Samantha Bell are a perfect match for the words.
I'm sure lots of kids will love this book and, who knows? Maybe it will help them use their imaginations so they can achieve some of their own dreams when they grow up.