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Publisher Description

The Boy Who Dreamed Himself:

Joseph tries to decide who he really is - a sleepy little boy or a beautiful Monarch butterfly? It is not every day that you wake up in the morning and find yourself flying over your own backyard. Joseph's dream will excite and entertain children as they too wonder just who he really is!


Excerpt:

"When he slowly opened his eyes the next morning, Joseph knew something was very different.  He was flying!  He did not remember flying before, but now he glided smoothly through the air above his backyard as if he had been flying his entire life.  Underneath his wings he saw his sandbox and swingset, even the little hideaway in the shrubs that only he knew about.  As he climbed higher and higher in the air, everything  below got smaller and smaller.  When Joseph raised his eyes he could see the afternoon sun on the horizon, gently sinking in the beautiful blue sky.  And he noticed something else.  Himself!"


REVIEW: The Children's Book Review had this to say about this thoughtful book in its June 2013 review:


"The Boy Who Dreamed Himself" is a striking illustration of a phenomenon that occurs quite often—a dream that is so real, the dreamer awakens to question his or her reality. Young Joseph’s dream is so tangible—and his desire to be able to fly and explore is so strong—that when he wakes up he has the feeling that perhaps being a butterfly is what he should be and being a boy is in fact his dream.

This book is well suited to boys and girls of 3-7 years old and can be used as a tool to help explain how dreams can be mistaken for reality. The lyrical text flows beautifully and the lifelike drawings convey the dream’s mythic qualities leaving the reading to wonder what the truth really is. For more information visit: http://jba-books.com

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
April 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
18
Pages
PUBLISHER
JBA-Books
SELLER
BY PROCESS LLC
SIZE
23.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Karen and kids ,

A Wonderful Book!

What a wonderful little book! This clever, beautifully illustrated book is full of unusual ideas and beautiful illustrations. The Children Book Review Group, in its June 2013 review, had this to say: "Based on an ancient tale by a Chinese philosopher, The Boy Who Dreamed Himself tells the story of a young boy and his dream. After an eventful day full of fun and activity, Joseph is tired and ready for bed. He goes over his day, thinking of all the fun he had and eventually drifts off. In his vivid dream, Joseph finds that he has turned into a beautiful Monarch butterfly. He flies over his backyard and joins a flutter of butterflies. And although he can’t really believe it, he can converse with them. They don’t say much but it is enough to make Joseph consider that he could actually be a butterfly. Eventually, Joseph wakes up and when he does he wonders whether his dream was real or just an illusion.

The Boy Who Dreamed Himself is a striking illustration of a phenomenon that occurs quite often—a dream that is so real, the dreamer awakens to question his or her reality. Young Joseph’s dream is so tangible—and his desire to be able to fly and explore is so strong—that when he wakes up he has the feeling that perhaps being a butterfly is what he should be and being a boy is in fact his dream.

This book is well suited to boys and girls of 3-7 years old and can be used as a tool to help explain how dreams can be mistaken for reality. The lyrical text flows beautifully and the lifelike drawings convey the dream’s mythic qualities leaving the reader to wonder what the truth really is."

Enjoy this book and see more at http://jba-books.com.

designbyprocess ,

Great For Kids

My kids loved this book on the iPad. Simple and fun to read!

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