My Dream For You is Wonder received the Editor's Choice Award from FRC in 2016.
NEWS & REVIEWS
"My Dream for You is Happiness from Hamer House Books is a beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated story that celebrates the joy and wonder of childhood. The message in this book is one that myself as an adult should take to heart!!"
-- Connie Gruning, Peanut Butter and Whine, Sept. 2015
"Even the youngest of babies who may not quite understand the words in the book will understand the gentle feelings and sweet sentiments that make this new series a must for friends and families to enjoy together over and over again."
- Momma's Bacon, Sept. 2015
"The thing I loved about this book was how relatable it was to all of my children. It treats them like the little people that they are on their level. Sometimes life doesn’t go your way like when you get an upset tummy or get hurt, but you can always choose to be happy. That is a point I try to make to them over and over but this does it so simplistically that they understood."
-- The I.E. Mommy, Sept. 2015
This 32-pages of full color hardcover is about finding joy in discovering the magnificence of the world and creates a bonding experience for parent and child to read together. I love the quote of Albert Einstein in the front of the book, which states, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Being curious and full of wonder leads to discovery. The words in this book are so right on for parents, that I think it should be a required parenting read! Life is about adventures and discovery and if you aren’t excited about something, you probably won’t pursue it. I don’t have any specific dreams of what I want my children to do when they are adults, but I do want them to be happy and full of wonder so that they follow their passions and continue to be fascinated by the life that surrounds us. Excellent read!
--Momma's Bacon 2017
My Dream For You Is Wonder gives voice to what parents (or grandparents) want for the child in their life. Don’t ever stop being fascinated with the world around you. Always see the beauty inside you and around you.
--Connie Gruning, Peanut Butter and Whine 2017
"My Dream For You Is Happiness" is a wonderful book from the series titled My Dream For You. Perfect for reading to a child ready for rest, sleep, or quiet time, "My Dream For You Is Happiness" sends a direct message of warm acceptance, contentment, and security to the young child. Sensitively illustrated on a mixed brown paper background, "My Dream For You Is Happiness" reassures the child that happiness is always within reach, of their own making. A child does not need toys, a perfect life, or an ideal existence to be happy. Take a deep breath. Happiness comes from within. Enwrapping the child in quiet serenity, "My Dream For You Is Happiness" conveys that single crucial message of deep love and total acceptance that is the prerequisite for true happiness. "My Dream For You Is Happiness" is recommended for children up to age 5.
- Midwest Book Review, January 2016 Issue
"I really liked that the book included kids of all races and nationalities doing a variety of things that make them happy. As an adult I know that happiness means different things to different people. This book provides a nice way to share that thought with my son."
-Onica, The Mommy Factor, Sept. 2015
"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. "
--Lady Tyrneathem, Sept. 2015
To me, one of the best gifts you can give is a book! No matter their age a book is more than just a book. It is a whole new world that allows them to explore all types of things. It gives them wonder outside their very tiny little world. They can become so much when they are reading a book. One book that is ideal for small littles is My Dream For You Is Wonder.
This book gives them an open door to wonder about all those big things around them. It helps them to understand it is okay to wonder about things. To me, wondering is a way to intrigue our imagination. It opens doors we never thought we could open.
Have you ever looked at a kid and wonder how they can think a floor is hot lava and want to jump from pillow to pillow to couch? Wonder and imagination allow them to do that. It helps open them up to become more! When a child wants to learn, they can become anything they want.
If you have been looking for the perfect book for your little, I suggest you order My Dream For You Is Wonder. You will love it as much as your little will!
What a little story full of inspiration! It is full of sweet and beautiful little messages that will help children appreciate all that they have in life. This book can relate to any child. It is important for children to know that not everything can go their way, and this book delivers that message in a way that children can understand. Even though God is not mentioned, the true Author of happiness, it will be easy for Moms and Dads to interject biblical messages while reading the book to their little ones.
I just loved the illustrations of the book. Joanne Raptis is a very talented artist. The book, itself, is tightly bound with thick glossy pages. It seems to be library quality. It is considered a bedtime story book, but anytime of day this book would be something to read to your children. My Dream For You Is Happiness would be a great book to buy for your young child now, or wait, and give this as a Christmas present. This book is a great gift idea for any child up to five years of age.
I did get this book in exchange for an honest review. It certainly deserves the five stars and all the high praise I can give it. It is one of the best children's books I have ever come across.
- Danielle Royalegacy, October 2015