- Book Style: Fairy Tales for kids
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Colorful, varied
- Age Target: 2-8 Years of Age
- Author: Roberto Zanardo and Sabrina Rosano
- Author’s Page: Roberto Zanardo and Sabrina Rosano
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon US – $9.90 USD for Paperback and $2.99 USD for a Kindle copy
- Social Media Links: http://sogni.robertozanardo.com
Cats Dreams is a kids book that is made up of a set of fairy tales. These fairy tales come from us from two different authors (Roberto and Sabrina), who have compiled these stories from previous works. Many of which have been translated specifically for this book.
The fairy tales within this book are generally cute and short. They don’t tend to take long to read, and so they make a great bedtime story when you’re at the end of your proverbial rope. What’s also great about these tales being short is that your little one stays engaged throughout each and every story. They’re just long enough for young minds to enjoy.
Another thing that’s great about these is that the stories tend to end abruptly. I say that this is a positive simply because the endings always seem to bring a little surprise. The surprises are also usually coupled with a moral or a message that’s positive for children to hear. All in all, this makes each story fun and with a purpose.
If you’ve spent time on our website before, you know that I love cultural diversity and I love books that display this. As I mentioned above, some of these fairy tales have been translated to English specifically for this book and so they’re guaranteed to be from a number of different cultures. I love that I’m able to expose my child to this cultural diversity in such a simple way.
One of the things that is great about this book is the diversity of illustrations that accompany it. I think it’s pretty obvious that there are three distinct styles present in the three pictures shown on this page. To me, that is a bonus as we get to see a number of illustrators flex their drawing muscle.
The style in both the above and below illustrations are what I would call perfect for bed time, They’re soft and warm, yet colorful enough to keep children interested. They’re also showing some great scenes that help children feel safe at night (with their family watching over them).
All in all, this is a cute little book with a great cultural diversity at its core. I love the illustrations, and I love the fact that all of the stories are relatively short and can be read in minutes. There’s really nothing not to like here, and when we’re talking about a cost of $9.90 USD for a paperback copy (or $2.99 USD for a Kindle copy), it’s easy to recommend this book.
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Until next time…”Smash, Crash, and Learn”