My nephew is turning three in a few weeks. This gives me an excellent excuse (not that I really need one!) to buy him new books. Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination is one of the books that I'll be giving him, and for that I must thank Brightly's Iva-Marie Palmer, who recommended it in a recent post. She described it as "the perfect whimsical invitation to worlds of unicorns, dragons, and jackalopes." Well. How could I not order it after that?
It arrived recently and I have to say, I'm very happy with my purchase. In Day Dreamers, ordinary scenes, like a day at a beach or a museum, are juxtaposed with what imagination might make of them. Dragons breathe fire, leviathans rise out of the sea, and jackalopes race across open fields. The book teaches us that imagination can open new worlds, and it promises us that those worlds are always there for us, waiting.
Day Dreamers is, I think, a great way to introduce my nephew to the worlds of magic, fantasy, and dream that I love so much. If you know a toddler and want to introduce him or her to those worlds, this book just might be perfect for you. It also serves as a good reminder of why many of us enjoy fantasy, so even if you don't know a toddler, I recommend you buy it anyway.