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The very first thing I noticed about My Dream for You Is Happiness was the gorgeous artwork. There is so much visual texture to each page… it’s reminiscent of handmade paper. The colors are muted and calming, yet the large focal characters with big, smiling eyes give an overall feeling of happiness. Joanne Raptis is truly a talented artist. It was just the beginning to draw you in. The book is generously sized so everyone can see the pictures when you read aloud.
The story is equally beautiful. It’s a message to remind readers that no matter what life throws at you… no matter what you were born with… no matter how gloomy the day may have been… there is still happiness to be found in our lives. It manages to be a very simple and very deep message all at the same time. When read aloud, the words flow like a song. It has been a great story for bedtime… one that leaves my son with a smile and that he asks us to re-read time after time.
I think this is destined to be a classic. It’s a very gift-able book that would work well for your own children, grandchildren, and for baby showers.
Elegantly written by Carole Ann Hausman and gorgeously illustrated by Joanne Raptis, My Dream for You Is Happiness is designed to capture that covenant between child and a loved one reminding that special child how much they are loved. Perfect for getting ready for naptime or bedtime, My Dream for You Is Happiness will plant soothing seeds of serenity in that magic time just before drifting off to dreamland. The book is not a “once upon a time” story from a child’s viewpoint, but a journey for all in contentment, joy and wonder. ($12.99 hardbound)
Welcome to the My Dream for You Is Happiness giveaway!
One lucky reader will win their own copy of My Dream for You Is Happiness!
If you have won this book from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from September 22 through October 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email (consider adding email@example.com to your safe list) and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize or another winner will be selected.