It is a cold and blustery February kind of day. Today is the kind of day that is for getting cozy with a good book while drinking hot chocolate. Today is the kind of day for a comforting book that will soothe the mind, body and spirit.
If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden and illustrated so sweetly by Melissa Castrillon is just the right kind of soothing book to sit and snuggle with on this blustery day. Nina Laden walks us through a world that is filled with Love, Wonder, Wings, Treasure and so many other little things to see and feel. It is a book to calm the soul in a not so calm world. Melissa Castrillon's thoughtful and detailed illustrations present a magical world that will make anyone want to live there. The illustrations remind me a bit of Holly Hobbie's little girl in the bonnet....just as sweet.
This is the kind of book to be read---as I said---on a snuggly kind of a day or as a relaxing bedtime story for little ones. But I also see it as a book to be given to friends ---young or old---because of it's tranquil message of dreams and love. It is a love letter to be read all year long but especially appropriate today because tomorrow is Valentine's Day.
Wishing peace and love to all!