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Before I Wake Up . . .

Prestel, 2016
56 pages
65 colour, 40 b/w
ISBN: 9783791372464

Excluding GST A$22.08 A$26.99 A$24.29 BUY
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 pre-bedtime favourite for children and their parents.

AGES: 4 and up

Britta Teckentrup is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including 'The Memory Tree', 'The Odd One Out', and 'Grumpy Cat'. Her artwork has been displayed in galleries around the world. She lives in Berlin.


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