“I liked Priscilla and the Sandman because of the illustrations. They look so real and give you a good picture of what the Land of Sweets looks like. I like that Priscilla’s stuffed bunny is in every picture, and I had fun looking for him. I read this book while eating animal crackers, just like the ones that are performing for the Gumdrop Queen. I think that Priscilla is drawn to look like the author’s daughter, and the Sandman cat probably looks like her pet cat. ”
-Jewel, Age 9, KidsBookBuzz
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“Mr. Roseberg has brilliantly unveiled the secret adventures of the Sandman and what goes on when we sleep. Through the eyes of a young sleeping Priscilla, one is soon exposed to a land of custard cream moats, jelly bean raindrops and pancake trampolines.
‘Priscilla and the Sandman’ is a precious and entertaining story, based on Mr. Roseberg’s clever imagination and an experience he had while rocking his own baby daughter to sleep while singing. It is no secret that parents often have a challenging time getting their children to go to sleep. Mr. Roseberg is quick to demonstrate such is not the case while reading ‘Priscilla and the Sandman’. By the turn of the last page, through the clever, engaging written verses, a child is certain to visit Mr. Sandman in his land of sugar-coated dreams, as they drift off to sleep.
Mr. Parajes, along with Mr. Roseberg give Willy Wonka a run for his chocolate factory money with their illustrations in ‘Priscilla and the Sandman’. The drawings are not only delicious, some are quite decadent, too. The popcorn, gummy bears and marshmallows almost tempt one to sample the page. ”
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Mihaela Pop, From Words to Worlds says,
“Parents tell stories to children to open their minds and their hearts, so the story before bedtime is not an insignificant routine but a tradition that brings bonding, positive energy and a powerful impulse to imagination.
The land of sweets is not an invitation to an unhealthy food consuming behaviour but a presentation of how children’s imagination works, a representation of their creative and prolific mind.”
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