Title: I’LL MEET YOU IN YOUR DREAMS
Author: Jessica Young & Rafael López
Pub. Date: March 9, 2021
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams is a gorgeous book with a beautiful message that will resonate with new parents and the children with whom they read it. Following a mother and her son as well as a father and his daughter, I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams sees these parents love their children as they grow and experience new things. From moments of play to the day they leave home for new adventures their parents remain with them as they grow older and older. Even once they are gone and their children have their own children, the parents continue to watch over them.
The story is told in subtle rhyming verse with illustrations that are both heartwarming and adventurous. It’s the kind of book that will grow with children. As they grow older the message will become clearer and until then the lovely, dynamic illustrations will keep them listening – and the changing orientation of the two-page spreads will help!
While this book starts out with the children as babies, it’s versatile enough to work for new parents no matter how their children come to them which as an adoptive parent I appreciate. Whether they’ve given birth or adopted or whether they’re parents, grandparents, or another caring adult, I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams‘s message remains true. It’s a great book to give as a gift or read with your little loved ones!
About the Book
“A tender ode to a family’s ever changing (and neverending) love” (Kirkus Reviews, starred)
I’LL MEET YOU IN YOUR IN YOUR DREAMS by Jessica Young is a heartwarming picture book with visually striking art by bestselling and award-winning artist Rafael López, that makes the perfect baby gift.
Each evening when the sun has set, as nighttime casts a starry net, I’ll hitch a ride on moonbeams, and meet you in your dreams.
This poetic and tender story celebrates the parent-and child bond in its many forms and offers gentle assurance of love across a lifetime. Two parents’ dreams of the future with their children—from early dependence for nourishment and basic needs, to the parent as home base for a child in later life—mirror an always-changing but unbreakable relationship.
Written in lyrical rhyme and accompanied by breathtaking art, I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams affirms that parental love is a constant force, transcending boundaries of space and time.
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About the Author & Illustrator
Jessica Young was raised and grew up in Northern Ontario and is the author of several picture books including My Blue Is Happy (a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and recipient of the Marion Vannett Ridgway Award); Play This Book and Pet This Book; and A Wish Is a Seed. Jessica spends her time writing and researching and doing school visits. Prior to her writing career, she was a teacher for twenty years, and freelanced for a children’s book marketing company. She lives with her family in Nashville.
Rafael López is an internationally recognized illustrator and artist. He has illustrated numerous picture books, including Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor (winner of the Schneider Family Award); Dancing Hands, How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle (winner of the Pura Belpré Medal); and The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson (a New York Times bestseller) to name a few. He is the founder of the Urban Art Trail movement in San Diego and currently resides in both San Diego and Mexico.