Lil’ Dreamers Book… by Clarissa Jean Draper

Lil’ Dreamers Book… by Clarissa Jean Draper 150 150 Reader Views Kids

Lil’ Dreamers Book…
Clarissa Jean Draper
AuthorHouse (2008)
ISBN 9781434319920
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (8/08)

“Lil’ Dreamers Book” starts as the sun is rising.  Sun asks the moon what everyone does when he is away.  The moon tells him that they dream.  Curious as to what they dream about, the sun asks various creatures such as a polliwog, a caterpillar, and an egg.  He also asks human babies.  They all dream of things that they will be or be doing in the future.

Cayden:  “What is a ‘Lil’?”

Cayden:  “Oh, I see, it means little. Like Max is little.”

Max:  “Me little!”

Cayden:  “It is morning and the sun is coming up!”

Max:  “Sun up!”

Cayden:  “Look, the sun’s eyelashes change spots on each page.  See, those two eyelashes are together on that page, but on this one they are spread apart.”

Cayden:  “I like guessing what the animal is going to be when it gets bigger.  The cocoon is going to be a butterfly.”

Max:  “Egg, bird.”

Cayden:  “Right, the egg is going to hatch and there is going to be a bird.”

Cayden:  “Why are those five babies all on that blanket with no mommies around?”

Max:  “Colors!”

Cayden:  “They look like the colors in a rainbow.”

Cayden:  “Why does the sun need to daydream?  Why can’t he dream at night like everyone else?”

Cayden:  “I like the pictures in the book; especially the frog and I liked trying to figure out what each thing turns into.”

Parent’s comments:
“Lil’ Dreamers Book” by Clarissa Jean Draper explores what a variety of different babies’ dream of being when they grow up.  My children had fun guessing what the polliwog, the cocoon, the egg, the seeds, and the infants were going to turn into.  The illustrations are cute and colorful and the story is educational and engaging.  There are some instances in the book where punctuation is omitted at the end of a sentence, but as my children are not reading on their own yet this had no effect on them.


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