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Happy Dreamer
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Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Dot, I Am Human, Happy Dreamer, The Word Collector, Say Something!, and his forthcoming picture book, Be You! His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create stories that matter, stories that move. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family. Visit him online at peterhreynolds.com.

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Praise for Happy Dreamer

Empowering. . . As an exploration of emotions, impulses, and creativity, the book would help children identify why they feel the way they do,
and help others understand why people may respond to events differently. -- Booklist Like a roller-coaster ride, Reynolds' text and illustrations capture the energetic side of creativity and the gloom of cleaning up the messes that come with it while providing a wide vocabulary to describe emotional brilliance and resilience . . . A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. -- Kirkus Reviews Reynolds returns to familiar inspirational territory as he celebrates individuality, self-expression, and the joys of being a dreamer...
He offers a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting, and powerful, while giving kids full license to be themselves.-- Publishers Weekly Celebratory...The digital illustrations feature loose linework and soft, swirling pastels. As in many of Reynolds's books, the text is hand lettered....A lovely graduation gift.-- School Library Journal Delightful...Unraveling messy thought processes enthusiastically, Reynolds' prose soars. Even the end papers, like pint-size graffiti, have colorful affirmations that children will enjoy decoding . . . Out-of-the-box thinkers will know they are not alone and all will be inspired to become unique 'dreamers maximus.'-- School Library Connection Praise for The Dot * Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message. -- Booklist, starred review * In this engaging, inspiring tale, Reynolds (illustrator of the Judy Moody series) demonstrates the power of a little encouragement. . . . Reynolds pulls off exactly what his young heroine does, creating an impressive work from deceptively simple beginnings. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: 'Just make a mark.' -- School Library Journal, starred review . . . it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. -- Kirkus Praise for Ish *Ish. . .encourages readers to see the world anew. -- School Library Journal, starred review

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