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 .
-Mihaela Pop at From Words to Worlds
I have 3 small kids, 4, 7 & 9. This book had all 3 of their attention spans from beginning to end. My 7 year old especially loved it. She sat there with her mouth open in pure amazement the whole time. It was even enjoyable for me to read, my attention span with a book is far worse than a child’s! The illustrations were so fun and the story itself made us all want to dream about the Sandman! My 7 year old was so infatuated with it, she wanted to take it to school and read it to her 2nd grade class. Luckily, she has an amazing teacher that let her stand up in front of the class and read it to them all on her own. Her classmates loved it and her teacher thought it was adorable! She stashes it under her pillow at night, and carries it in her backpack during the day. It is definitely the new top pick at story time in my house now!