When the World Is Dreaming

by Rita Gray and Kenard Pak

“What does Little Rabbit dream / at the end of the day? / After the hopping,... read more

“What does Little Rabbit dream / at the end of the day? / After the hopping, the nibbling, the play. / Beneath a shrub in a hidden nest, / head to toe with all the rest, / what does Little Rabbit dream?” The dreams of Little Rabbit, Little Snake, Little Deer, Little Newt, Little Mouse, Little Turtle, and a small human dreamer are imagined in a lyrical patterned rhyming text set against soft watercolor and digital media illustrations. Their dreams range from the realistic (Little Rabbit dreams of “peas and carrots”) to the fanciful (Little Rabbit also dreams of cabbage leaves that make perfect wings for flying) in a gentle, inspired picture book that ends each musing with a soothing refrain: “Sleep, Little Rabbit, safe and warm, Dream until the light of morn.” (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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