If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden, Melissa Castrillon

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"Castrillon creates a dreamlike tone with her pencil illustrations...A sweet bedtime selection." --School Library Journal

"Rhyming stanzas explore the notion of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary...Easy on the eyes and ears; excellent for bedtime." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A genial, dreamy girl narrates a sweet world of possibility in this cozy bedtime read....Taken together, the lulling lines and lovely artwork cultivate a snug, welcoming atmosphere ideal for one-on-one sharing before saying good night." --Booklist 

"Illustrator Castrillon debuts with a splash....Castrillon's artwork carries the words to a place where birds bring tea and cupcakes to the window, thistly flowers grow as high as trees, and houses are just the right size for a single child. She's a talent to watch. " --Publishers Weekly

Nina Laden is the author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Peek-a-Who?Who Loves You, Baby?The Night I Followed the Dog; and Yellow Kayak. She lives with her husband on Lummi Island, Washington.


Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin and moved to Cambridge eight years ago, where she earned a First class Honors Degree in illustration. In 2014 she earned a Master's Degree in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She is the illustrator of If I Had a Little Dream and Yellow Kayak, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.

Target Age: 4-8

Simon & Schuster

Pub Date: February 07, 2017

0.5" H x 10.6" L x 7.8" W 

32 pages