This picture book features a young black boy and the dreams he has at night. There are a variety of scenes to show how varied the mind of a child can be. The words on each page are mostly in rhyme, but sometimes it feels like the language is a bit forced sometimes. There are other word choices that would flow better and would probably be easier to understand. And sometimes the words are just… off.
The most notable thing about the book is that the artwork in this is lovely, so credit to Alice Antimie! The colors are bright and vibrant. There is the impression of movement, and there are a variety of things that can appear in the dreams of a child. There are some mundane dreams, like possible careers or flying with birds, but there are also some fantastical ones where rain comes in vibrant colors and there are landscapes of candy and rainbows. There are also scenes with letters and numbers with eyes and limbs, and these seem a bit out of place. They remind me of the Sesame Street puppet letters a little. The story might flow better without those four pages. (Although the author takes a different perspective and shows the numbers from behind, which is an interesting choice. I like it, but it may confuse some children.) The book also feels a bit too long for what it is, so taking those pages out would help that as well.
Would I recommend it? Maybe, it depends what you’re looking for. If you just want to focus on the pictures and not the text, go for it. If you’re looking for clever rhymes and good flow, maybe give this one a pass.
I received this ebook free of charge from LibraryThing and Black Rose Writing in exchange for an honest review.