- Book Style: Sleep story book for toddlers
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 5-7 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Amazing dream scenes
- Age Target: 1-10 Years of Age
- Author: Meital Margulis
- Author’s Page: Meital Margulis
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon – $3 USD – Kindle
- Social Media Links: N/A
The Land of Dreams is a story book for toddlers and children by Meital Margulis. Meital starts off the story telling us about a young boy fusses and fights when he’s put to bed. He pouts and throws fits…that is, until he has an amazing dream. He starts falling through the sky, flying through the planets, meets sheep, and a lot more (all in the land of dreams). After experiencing all of this, our little protagonist happily goes to bed each and every night, and I’m betting your little one will too.
Our author has written a few children’s books, and that’s pretty clear from the style she writes the book in. See, she’s written the book with at least a rhyme on each and every page in the book. It gives the book a cadence, rhythm, and/or reading pattern that’s so important for toddlers. Toddlers love it when there’s a predictable pattern to a story, and it helps them remain engaged in what’s going on. I love it when that happens because I can see my toddler learning.
The illustrations were done by Natasha Faltinek, and I have to say that she has an incredible style. Every page of the book looks like the most vivid dream I’ve ever had (note I didn’t say wild). The colors she has used make every page fun to look at and will keep your toddler coming back for more. The illustrations are also very busy, and I think that’s by design. I think they are excellent at keeping children engaged…again!
Now, my favorite thing about this book is its ability to deliver a very important message to children and toddlers alike. Meital has given her book a point and that point is to teach that dreams and sleeping are fun; they’re interesting and you’ll have fun in them. While my toddler’s experiences with dreaming have generally been positive, there has been the odd night where we’ve really struggled. I promise you that if I had this book, his return to bed would have been a lot smoother (and sooner for that matter). The book is a great tool for parents when their toddlers are struggling with sleep.
In the end, The Land of Dreams is a fun and useful book for parents of toddlers. The illustrations are incredible, colorful, and fun. The book itself is a great read and the rhyming helps to make it an easy read. What’s more, is the positive message surrounding sleep is so important and is something that I don’t think we see enough of in toddler’s books. As a result, I can recommend The Land of Dreams, especially since you can pick up a copy of this toddler sleep book for only $3.
Thanks for reading…to your toddlers,