Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey (©2013) by Emily Winfield Martin is a wondrous bedtime adventure. As children drift off to sleep, magical dream animals arrive to whisk them away to Dreamland.

Dream AnimalsChildren are transported to varying fantastical dream worlds, from an elfin hollow, to an undersea tea party, to a wild circus adventure. Minimalist ink sketches depicting sleeping children are paired with opulent, ethereal paintings that bring each dream world to life. The velvety colors evoke a vintage quality that will resonate with parents. Full of whimsical details and things to discover, kids and adults alike will enjoy reading this book night after night.

Dream Animals Illustration

With its incomparable beauty and comforting, lyrical text, Dream Animals is sure to make a worthy addition to any child’s personal library.


  1. Beautiful illustrations…portrays that dreamy quality. Thanks for sharing this book.

  2. Oh, this looks fantastic, and it has a kindle edition, hurrah. Going on our TBR pile, thanks so much for a great recommendation on the Kid Lit blog Hop

  3. stanleyandkatrina says:

    What beautiful illustrations. I love the contrast in the pages. Thanks for hosting the KidLitBlogHop, Katie, and thank you for such eloquent reviews. Sharing!
    ~Cool Mom (for The Gang)

  4. The illustrations look gorgeous and I’m always very pro books that are gentle and help children drift off to sleep at night.

  5. What a great book – with beautiful illustrations! It sounds like falling asleep is a cozy experience that can lead a child into a wonderful dream. I’ll look for this one. Thanks for posting about it!

  6. This one has such beautiful illustrations, perfect for the theme.. Loved the review. Thanks for sharing!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  7. This sounds like a lovely book. I love the idea of a tea party during their travels. Thanks for sharing this book. (I hopped over from the blog hop.)

  8. Great review! I think my kiddos would love this 🙂 I pinned it to my book board!

  9. This book looks beautiful! I love the illustrations you shared and definitely plan to check it out. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I am stopping over from the Kid Lit Hop.

  10. The paintings look extraordinary. I’ll have to check this out from my library soon. Thanks for the recommendation!

  11. ccarpinello says:

    What beautiful pictures. My dream animal would have been a white stallion! Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a beautiful book – those illustrations make me smile! Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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