Product Details
List Price:
4 to 8
P to 3
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-212-5
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book


Lyrical and soothing, this lullaby picture book prepares children for sleep by imagining what animals dream. With comforting rhyme, this lush bedtime book wishes a child the sweetest of dreams—animal dreams, wild and free. And what do animals see when they sleep? Chipmunks dream of digging deep burrows, puppies dream of long, waggy walks, and horses dream of wild, windy rides. But most of all, animals dream of all the fun and adventure the next day will bring. Gorgeous, serene illustrations combine with gentle words, creating a perfect story for transitioning from a busy day to a peaceful night.


“Sweetly imaginative, linguistically rich, and featuring enlivening vocabulary with lots of active verbs and new and interesting nouns and adjectives, this offers a fresh entry in the familiar canon of bedtime reads. Children will be delighted by the various animals' activities and the notion that feathered, furred, and scaly sleepers like themselves enjoy nothing better than dreaming of kids. A delightful answer to the oft-asked question, do animals dream?” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review  

Meet the Author

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is author of children’s books including Forest Has A Song, Every Day Birds, Read! Read! Read!, Dreaming Of You, and With My Hands: Poems About Making Things as well as professional book Poems Are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres?. A former fifth grade teacher, Amy has taught writing for nineteen years and blogs for teachers and students at The Poem Farm and Sharing Our Notebooks. Visit

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Meet the Illustrator

Aaron DeWitt

Aaron DeWitt graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2005. He previously illustrated All the Ways I Love You by Theresa Trinder and At Christmastime and Always, I Love You by Renee Daniels. Aaron Dewitt lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit

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