I Dreamed You

I Dreamed You

4.3 (106 ratings by Goodreads)
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I Dreamed You is a love poem, a testament to the gift that every child is to those who care for him or her and to the unbreakable bond between them. I Dreamed You gives a voice to the feelings so difficult to express and so important to share.

Award-winning and beloved children's author Justine Avery thoughtfully, reverently expresses the sentiments behind welcoming a child into our lives, whether we're a grandparent, adopting parent, step-parent, sibling, or anyone else blessed with a cherished young one.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 2mm | 95g
  • English
  • 40 Illustrations
  • 1948124491
  • 9781948124492

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"Tender language and whimsical illustrations show readers the intimate bond and connection ... Sentiments with charm and classic elegance. Hearts will certainly be warmed by this picture book ... Made to be shared with the ones we love, it's an impeccable choice for some snuggly lap-time reading." -The Children's Book Review

"Wonderfully earnest ... Unique element of comfort that pervades each and every page ... Something so incredibly special about the language and the honesty in the book ... New mothers, the soon-to-be mothers, and older mothers would also find this a great book to read over and over again. There is a connection present in Justine Avery's I Dreamed You that any woman or man would be able to appreciate and experience." -Readers' Favorite

"Speaks of an unbreakable bond and unconditional love ... Lyrical flow that is enhanced by the delicate illustrations ... Anyone that is searching for a way to express the boundless love they have for a child will find the words they need ... A book that can be cherished and passed down throughout generations, something that is becoming rare. Beautiful, lyrical, outstanding!" -Entrada Publishing

"It's the simple things that speak volumes and stimulate the soul ... Children will learn how valuable and loved they are ... Feel the emotions of the words ... Sometimes we need something outside of ourselves to bring a message or point home and this book does just that." -Readers' Favorite

"Utterly charming little gem of a book ... Incredibly moving ... Beautifully detailed and nostalgic illustrations are a sheer delight ... A perfect book for a mother-to-be to place in a treasure box for her child or perhaps for a new granny to buy for her daughter. It is absolutely gorgeous." -LoveReading4Kids

"This must be the perfect gift EVER for Mother's Day. Or a gift to a child on a birthday ... Every page is celebrating the child ... Any young child will love the flow of the words, the message and the delightful drawings." -The Wishing Shelf Review

"A lovely, gentle, rhythmic expression of parental love and the joys of being a parent but it's also the perfect way to give a child a sense of security and belonging ... Easy to read aloud ... The perfect bedtime book for sharing and for reinforcing the security that comes from a loving bond ... Creative and interesting but also calming and gentle with an irresistible flow. The perfect gift." -The Bookbag

"Isn't just for mothers, but any adult who would welcome a child into their lives ... Compelling and crafted ... The words reinforce the sense of love, belonging, connection, and change that a child brings to a family. They encourage discussions between adults and children in a warm, supportive story." -Midwest Book Review

"A beautiful celebration of a mother's love ... A dreamy quality to it and a sincere declaration of love. ... The mother speaks for many mothers. ... Lovely and sentimental." -National Parenting Product Awards

"Reflect on the love you have for your own parents or the parental love you have for your child ... A wonderful addition to a bedtime story ritual." -Readers' Favorite
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Rating details

106 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 59% (63)
4 22% (23)
3 11% (12)
2 5% (5)
1 3% (3)
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