Monday, April 4, 2016

Before I Wake Up by Britta Teckentrup (Prestel Publishing)

An imaginative flight of fancy as we delve into a young girl's dreamscapes in the stunning "Before I Wake Up" by Britta Teckentrup...
Sometimes after a particularly lovely dream you jar awake and for those delicious moments between waking and sleeping, you're quite convinced that the world you've just dreamed of is the real world - and the real world is just a dreamscape.

In "Before I wake Up" Britta Teckentrup takes a night-time journey through the dreams of a young girl who, along with her Lion, travels through the sky's inky blackness, the ocean's deep darkest blue depths and the twittering jungle landscapes of the world.

On her travels she meets a myriad creatures, always safe in the knowledge that lion is by her side, her gallant friend and protector.

It's a wonderful book to help allay a child's fears of the dark and of the night-time as it reassures them  that whatever exists in the dark was there in the daytime too - and vice versa.

Britta's stunning artwork and minimalist storytelling make this a truly atmospheric and enjoyable story.

Charlotte's best bit: Diving underwater in a bibbidy-bobbidy bobbing bed!

Daddy's favourite bit: A hugely atmospheric and enjoyable children's story from a truly talented lady.

(Kindly sent to us for review by Prestel Publishing)

"Before I Wake Up"

Written and Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Published by Prestel Publishing

Publication Date: 1st April 2016

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