• Title: Time Now to Dream
  • Author: Timothy Knapman Helen Oxenbury
  • ISBN: 9780763690786
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Time Now to Dream A mysterious forest sound sets a curious girl and her timid younger brother on an evening adventure with an unexpectedly heartwarming outcome Alice and Jack are out playing catch when they hear a stra
    A mysterious forest sound sets a curious girl and her timid younger brother on an evening adventure with an unexpectedly heartwarming outcome.Alice and Jack are out playing catch when they hear a strange sound coming from the forest Jack wants to know what it could be, and Alice decides to go find out But what if it s the Wicked Wolf Jack asks Shhh, says Alice EvA mysterious forest sound sets a curious girl and her timid younger brother on an evening adventure with an unexpectedly heartwarming outcome.Alice and Jack are out playing catch when they hear a strange sound coming from the forest Jack wants to know what it could be, and Alice decides to go find out But what if it s the Wicked Wolf Jack asks Shhh, says Alice Everything is going to be all right As the two go deeper into the woods and get closer to the odd noise, Jack grows afraid But Alice reassures him as she guides him along, and together they make a surprising and sweet discovery Author Timothy Knapman balances the excitement of adventuring into the unknown with the comfort of returning home safe and sound, while Helen Oxenbury s classically charming illustrations make this a perfect bedtime book to share with little explorers, both the brave ones and those who may need some reassuring that everything is going to be all right.

    One Reply to “Time Now to Dream”

    1. Whimsical and gentle describe this bedtime story written by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury and published by Candlewick Press.

    2. I just adore Helen Oxenbury's illustration style and there are several favorites on repeat at our house. This one is as beautiful as ever and is a sweet bedtime story -- a little boy is scared and his sister repeatedly assures him "everything is going to be all right." Eventually the tables turn and there is a bit of a surprise to be discovered. The text fell slightly short of my (admittedly high) expectations, but I still love the premise and the forest setting. Especially the first time throug [...]

    3. Beautifully illustrated. The story was a surprise because the build up to the discovery of a mother wolf and her cubs in a dark forest was mildly frightening, yet after their find, the children were not at all concerned and went home and slept peacefully. I rather thought they would be dinner for the wolf.

    4. Great story of bravery and exploration. I like how the siblings trade places of being the brave or fearful one in a surprise ending. The title seemed unfitting until the end.Endearing soft illustrations in Helen Oxenbury's style. I do wonder why the sun is so high in the sky when they head for home and shortly after they go to bed.

    5. Two little kids follow a sound through the forest and discover a wicked wolf, who isn't wicked at alle is singing to her babies. They return home and go to bed and sleep with the same song in their minds.

    6. 3.5 stars -- Aw! This is a sweet bedtime tale with gentle, pastel illustrations. In so many children's tales, the wolf is a supernatural villain. It's nice to see a wolf depicted in a positive light; as just another animal in the forest.

    7. Gorgeous picture book with a sweet little story. Alice is so brave to help her little brother search the woods for what is making the strange sound. She comforts him and reassures him when he gets scared and wants to turn around go home. Sweet ending

    8. Children's imagination may play tricks on them many times. This book shows the reader how those children walk through the forest of fear of the unknown. The illustrations are classic illustrations. I love the way both of the kids come out of the fear and into a serene voice of hope.

    9. Sweet story that is about two kids who wonder into the woods. Jack is afraid of the big wolf with its sharp claws. In the end the two kids see that the wolf is not scary at all.

    10. A brother and sister are exploring the forest at dusk when they hear a strange sound that scares them and makes them want to go go home to bed. preschool and up

    11. A boy and a girl go into the woods to investigate scary sounds. Turns out it is a wolf mom singing her cubs to sleep. 2 stars because I didn't understand the message of the story.

    12. Helen Oxenbury's charming illustrations are wasted on this flat tale which attempts to domesticate the big bad wolf by showing her as a nurturing mother. I am not a fan of the "but the bad guy is actually good" concept for children's books. It muddles a child's understanding of the difference between good and evil and misses an opportunity to show kids characters who are able to stand up to and defeat evil. For that reason, this was a disappointing book.

    13. Such a sweet sibling story. Both brother and sister get to be brave. The surprise in the woods is one of my favorite illustrations.

    14. Excitement, exploration, apprehension, discovery, and wonder are all captured in this charming picture book.Young Jack is playing outside with his older sister, Alice, when they hear a strange sound from the nearby woods. Alice is keen to find the cause of the sound and takes her brother’s hand to lead him into the forest.“What if it’s the Wicked Wolf,” Jack says, “with his big bad claws and his snap-trap jaws?”Alice reassures him all will be well. As they move further into the woods [...]

    15. The danger of a single story -- wolf is not big and scary, she's a mama singing a lullaby to her pups.

    16. Alice and Jack are playing in forest when hear mysterious sound. They are a little nervous at the mysterious sound. Illustrations are beautiful and Knapman writes the sound out so readers can imagine what the pair hear in the woods. As it gets late, the two still hear the sound and fear that they will run into a wicked wolf. But things aren't always what they seem. (view spoiler)[ The two run into a wolf but it's a sweet mama singing a lullaby to her wolf cub babies.(hide spoiler)] The soft and [...]

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