cover image Day Dreamers

Day Dreamers

Emily Winfield Martin. Random, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-385-37670-9

In this companion to Dream Animals, Martin turns her attention to imaginary creatures, reminding readers how easily accessible they are through, well, their imaginations. Her scenes feature children watching the clouds, peering into tide pools, and exploring museums, all of which spur imagined escapades with mythical animals—the young museumgoer in his preppy bow tie and sweater, for example, is transported to the back of a phoenix, a vantage point from which he photographs the dinosaurs below. Soothing rhymes and soft, evocative paintings combine to make the magical possibilities of the imagination feel very real. Ages 3–7. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Aug.)