- Book Style: Storybook for kids
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 5-7 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Complex, cartoon, dream-like
- Age Target: 1-10 Years of Age
- Author: Meital Margulis
- Author’s Page: Meital Margulis
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon – $3 USD – Kindle
- Social Media Links: N/A
The Land of Dreams is a children’s storybook about falling asleep and dreaming. The book starts by telling the story of a young boy who doesn’t like to go to sleep at night. He then tells us about one night when he managed to fall asleep and ended up in quite the dream. From there, the author, Meital Margulis, walks the reader through the incredible scenes of this little boy’s dream. In the end, Meital leaves your children with the message that sleeping and dreams are wonderful and that they should look forward to them.
Probably my favorite thing about this book is the positive messaging being given to kids. The author ensures that children of all ages will feel as good as possible about going to bed (and by proxy, dreaming). I think just about every parent has had a few of those nights where their child is worried about heading to bed and/or dreaming about something that scares them. If there’s a tool that can help it’s a big win for parents, and this book is one of those tools.
Another thing that’s great about this book is the fact that Meital has managed to rhyme on every page. She’s created a bit of a rhythm in the book by doing this, and I’m pretty sure we’re all aware of how much that helps. Not only does it help parents to read (easier), but it also helps children retain knowledge. As far as I’m concerned, the most important thing in any book is that it helps kids learn.
The illustrations are an interesting topic in this book. When I first looked at the cover of the book (see the topic of this review), I thought it might be too busy. What I found as I went through the story with my little guy is that he loved the level of detail in all of the objects. He was amazed by the colors and the wonderful scenes on each page, and he kept asking to go back to a few of the pages. In the end, I can say that I’m extremely impressed by the illustrations and I know that my child loved them!
What we have with The Land of Dreams by Meital Margulis is a great little children’s book that helps parents put their kids’ minds at ease before bed. It’s illustrations are fun, colorful, and nothing short of impressive, and the way the story is written really makes it easy for kids to remember what they’ve read. As a parent myself, I can recommend this book simply because it could be such a great tool for putting my guy to bed. With that in mind, head on over to Amazon and pick up a Kindle copy of this kids sleep book for only $3.
Until next time, Smash, Crash, and Learn!