cover image Nocturne: Dream Recipes

Nocturne: Dream Recipes

Isol. Groundwood (PGW, dist.), $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-55498-179-3

Isol provides fodder for sweet (and sometimes not-so-sweet) dreams in a beguiling book built around glow-in-the-dark technology. As children lift each vertically oriented, spiral-bound page, Isol offers a loose sketch of a potential dream: a “boring book Dream” pictures a boy asleep with a book under a tree, while “The Dream of going far away” shows a lonely house on a hill. These scenes and others are imaginatively transformed in the dark when hidden images appear in phosphorescent green: frightening animals peer over the boy in the “boring book” scene (not so boring after all), while the house becomes a rocket to an alien world (complete with aliens) in the latter. Ages 4–up. (Sept.)