Before I Wake Up...

Written by Britta Teckentrup

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

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April 2016 Book of the Month A little girl’s dreams take her and a friendly lion on a magical journey. Together they fly over meadows, swim deep in the sea with whales and jellyfish, and explore woods where they play with wild creatures, until the night ends. Britta Teckentrup’s textured collage style illustrations create scenes that are full of depth and atmosphere and very beautiful to look at. The palette changes from the light grey of dusk through the dark shades of deepest night, the green of the sea and the mottled shadows of the forest, until the new day begins with a burst of bright, warm yellow. The story gives children a wild adventure, in the company of a trusted friend, and the illustrations are perfect works of art. ~ Andrea Reece

Before I Wake Up... Synopsis

A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who eases her fears, gives her confidence and helps her explore the world around her. Along the way she meets whales, jellyfish, grizzly bears and wolves. Then it is time for the moon balloon to take the girl home to her bed, where she awakes, snuggled safely next to the lion, who returns to being a stuffed toy.

Award-winning children's illustrator Britta Teckentrup's collage-like artwork creates a magical world of captivating colours, classic shapes and softly detailed textures. The gently told story reassures children that they are never alone, even in their dreams. Exquisitely produced, this book is certain to become a bedtime favourite for children and their parents.

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ISBN: 9783791372464
Publication date: 01/04/2016
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9783791372464
Publication date: 1st April 2016
Author: Britta Teckentrup
Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 56 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup has written and illustrated over 80 picture books, which have been published in over 20 different countries. As well as producing many best-sellers, Britta
has won numerous awards including a Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi, Most Innovative Picture Book at the Junior Design Awards and her recent bestseller Bee, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Independent Booksellers Award. After 17 years in the UK, Britta
now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband, son Vincent and their old cat Oskar. Follow Britta on Instagram here.    

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