Nasla's Dream by Cecile Roumiguiere and Simone Rea / ISBN 9781616899509 / 32-page hardcover from PA Press
At bedtime, a mysterious yellow dot appears above the top of Nasla's wardrobe--the new home for her toys now that she's decided she's too old to sleep with stuffed animals. Could it be Timboubou the elephant, or her hippo with the broken foot? As a wondrous, dreamlike world with dancing moons and swinging elephant trunks emerges from the shadows, she longs to sing and reassure her toys, but she worries that dancing and singing at night is not allowed. When her fear grows too big, she finds comfort in the secret charm under her pillow and falls asleep. The surreal imagery of Nasla's Dream beautifully depicts the imaginary world of a young child learning how to become independent.
"This French import addresses the fears of the unknown in the night with a perfect resolution, plus a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. The gloom of night, impressively captured, makes this ideal for one-on-one sharing." - School Library Journal - starred review
Cecile Roumiguiere's career in stage management brought her to writing. She has written more than twenty picture books. This is her first English language story.
Simone Rea is an Italian illustrator who graduated from the Beaux Arts of Rome who has won several prizes at Bologna Children's Fair. This is his first English language project.