Who ever expected to see a giraffe on the moon, a cat in a balloon, or a snowman on a very hot day? Children will delight in the whimsical illustrations and rhyming text as they search the book for the fabulous dinosaur on skis or the amazing pigs on a trapeze. “An excellent choice for story hour.”--Booklist
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Sandy Nightingale is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Sandy Nightingale include Christmas Carols, The Enchanted Fairy Tale, Carols for Children: 22 Favorite Christmas Carols and Songs With Words and Music.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-- Prosaic rhyme and pleasant--but not outstanding--full-color pictures relate the fantasies of a child's dreams. ``I didn't expect to see . . ./ a giraffe on the moon,/ a cat in a balloon (pirate-garbed in a hot-air balloon basket),/ a snowman on a very hot day (wearing sunglasses and strolling a beach),/ a scarecrow soaking the hayseeds away (a bubble bath in a wheat field),'' and so forth through pigs, elephant, witch, and dinosaurs. Illustrations are framed with a broad line and bordered with color--the left-hand page is decorated with small drawings of items related to the text with the large fantasy painting within the frame of the right-hand page. In the final scene, reality is established, showing the sleeping boy surrounded by toys, a book, a mobile, etc., from which the dreams evolved. Only the man-in-the-moon high in the sky remains fanciful. Not an essential purchase, but preschoolers are sure to respond to the familiar objects and the humorous situations. --Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152309500
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152309500