All Aboard for Dreamland
by Melanie Harbyillustrated by Geraldo Valério
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Destination Dreamland! Hop aboard for a Topsy-turvy ride through Wiggle town, Giggle town and Groggy Grove! Gerald Valério's dazzling and joyously original illustrations, and Melanie Harry's engaging rhymes deliver a trainload of read-along fun to sleepy children, transporting them safely to the land of their dreams.
Themes: lullaby, bedtime book, accompanied with song, toy trains
"Valério's brightly coloured stylized paintings, textured with visible brushstrokes and the occasional cutout piece of graph paper...fuel this giddy trip to Dreamland.” - Kirkus Reviews
"The action sounds are great (Chuggle-chuggle choo! Yuckity-yuckity yack!), and moments of silliness are speckled throughout the more active earlier portion of the book. ... [All Aboard for Dreamland] is versatile, enjoyable and attractive. Recommended" - CM Magazine
"Watercolor and marker artwork with accents of graph-paper shapes convey the tale's changing moods. This is entertaining bedtime story is a worthy choice of most collections." - School Library Journal
Melanie Harby is a musician and songwritter and has written lyrics for Walt Disney and Warner Bros. She lives in California with her husband and two sons.
Geraldo Valério has illustrated many award-winning picture books published in his native Brazil as well as Portugal, the United States and Canada. He lives in Toronto.