What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream?
What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream? by Justine Avery is quiet simply a beautiful children’s book whose artwork is matched by the eloquent story that runs throughout. While this simple narrative of getting ready for bed and the dreams to come could have produced a rather boring and banal story, Justine Avery has transformed it into a literary journey perfect for any bedtime.
The idea of including everything a child has to go through, such as brushing teeth and finding pajamas, is ingenious as the child can relate to every aspect of the story. It wouldn’t be surprising if What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream? becomes a regular addition to their night-time ritual. Avery has not only created a fantastic and beautiful piece of children’s literature but a way for a parent to strengthen the bond with their child. Around the breakfast table they will happily discuss what adventures and wonders they saw the night before.
We all know how difficult it can be to get children to go to bed and sleep throughout the night, and this book makes that entire process just that little bit easier. The melodic tone throughout the book almost acts like a lullaby sending the children off into their adventure filled dreams.
The fluid rhyming makes this a natural for reading aloud while the re-readability of the book will have both parent and child glued to the pages.