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Monday, October 3, 2011

Review of "Dream" by Adam Montierth, illustrated by Adam Devaney

Publisher: Sortis Publishing

Release Date: April 1, 2011

More Info:  Amazon   The Book Depository

Book Blurb:

From Amazon: Dream by Adam Montierth is bound to become a modern classic considering the message it conveys to children of dreaming big and having the confidence that great things can and do happen. The illustrations are top notch, eye catching and descriptive.  

From Press Release: "Dream" is the first in a series of childrens books that will be published by Sortis...

Teaser: Just remember - a man without a dream, is like a bird with a broken wing. No one recalls the cricket that doesn't sing, nor the man that doesn't DREAM!

My Thoughts:

"Dream" is a sweet, inspirational, cheerful  book that challenges children to think for themselves, and to dare to dream the impossible dreams (Cue music from "Man of La Mancha.). It encourages them to set high goals even when others discourage or disparage them. Montierth shows us animals who are unusual or shouldn't be able to do what they do (such as a bee flying), and also shows human accomplishments (the Wright brothers). The book provides an opportunity for parents, caregivers, teachers and counselors to discuss goals, hopes, and dreams with young children. It may even inspire some of them  to research some of the examples in this book: bumble bees, the Egyptian pyramids, Ferdinand Magellan, or any the other examples given, or on their own dream. And of course, best case scenario, it will inspire children to commit to their goals and achieve them, and then they in turn may be an example to children some day.

Devaney's illustrations are colorful, bright, and cheerful. The style is cute and slightly cartoony, which will likely appeal to most young children. The text is simple, with an easy vocabulary and a rhythmic flow. The art and text work well together, with neither overshadowing the other. It's a short, easy read and younger children will enjoy simply looking at the pictures.

I'd rate this book as being appropriate for children three years of age up to kindergarten, maybe first grade.

I received a PDF of this book from Author Blog Tours.

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