on 20 June 2011
I bought this book for my young niece who has had her share of nightmares,
she loves this book, she loves the idea of a Dreamcatcher and currently we
are getting the pieces together to make one of our own! The instructions to
make your own Dreamcatcher as included in the book are a great idea and once
we have all the bits we'll be off!! This is a book I would definitely recommend!
on 10 November 1998
This is a superb children's story. I have read it to numerous elementary classes and have received warm responses. Children love the illustrations and the story of a little girl overcoming her nightmares and her homesickness while visiting her grandmother. They immediately grasp the story's message of family love, comfort, and support. We've had discussions ranging from recognizing and relating to Kim's fears and nightmares to recalling other Native American traditions.
Teachers will appreciate this as a great addition to any Native American culture and/or family relationship curriculum. Families will appreciate it for the message of love and comfort.
The warm illustrations and the directions for constructing a dreamcatcher make this a wonderful addition to any school or family library.