Published: Jan. 10, 2017
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
One by one, Caterpillar, Tadpole, and Flamingo gaze up at the night sky and wish upon a star for their wildest dreams. Baboon, who can’t help but overhear, 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 these 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 too, and what happens next is fantastic!
Inclusive of an Arts/Activities resource section, this richly illustrated book demonstrates that together we can all be inspired to identify and pursue our dreams, no matter how big or impossible they may seem. Dream Big is the perfect heart-warming gift of encouragement for anyone starting a new phase in their life or a great send-off for grads—preschool, high school, college, and beyond!
So we received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
So when I saw this book I thought okay this maybe something A would like. It has animals, a catchy title, looks like bright colors she would love to read this. For us it was okay, there are no words and for me I am not big on that type of format. I like a story with words to be told, as I am not very good at telling a story. Normally I would give a book like that a solid two but A liked looking at the pictures and telling me what the animals were doing so I gave it a three. What I gathered from the pictures and the title is to dream big and never give up. Keep trying for your dreams they will come true.
A writer and lover of books for young readers with the dream that we all catch CATCH-M too and watch our wildest dreams come true!
(CATCH-M, in case you are wondering, is what we like to call a two-sided coin. One side is your "Big Belly Smile" that comes all the way up from your belly, through your chest, and radiates from your face a belief in yourself and your dreams. The other side of the coin is "Your Magical, Mystical, Wished Upon Star" that is always smiling down on you, waiting for the invite to connect with you once you do smile big.)