Kid’s Book Review: The Big Dreaming

Kid’s Book Review: The Big Dreaming

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

This lovely picture book is a story about a young bear who is getting ready to hibernate. Little Bear is worried that he might run out of dreams during the winter. His friends help him to find enough dreams to last until he wakes up in the Spring.

The pictures are detailed and evoke the warmth of Little Bear’s community making it the perfect story to snuggle up and enjoy sharing at bedtime.

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. He served as Children’s Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009, and is the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award.

Daniel Egneus’ illustrations live in a lucid, vibrant dreamscape. daniel sees everyday life and arts as one inseparable whole. he has won awards for his collaborations with bmw, drambuie whiskey, and the pori jazz festival. he illustrated a series for the re-issue of four of Neil Gaiman’s seminal works


Book Review

I loved how the different animals all gave the little bear a special dream to help get through the big, big sleep

I really enjoyed reading this book about the bears having a big sleep and I think they will have lots of nice dreams whilst they are sleeping.

I loved seeing all the different animals in the book and how they all gave the little bear a special dream to help get through the big, big sleep.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
  • Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges
  • Favourite Song: Miss Polly had a Dolly
  • Favourite Film: Spiderman