Little Creek Press

Sitting on a Zinnia & Other Sweet Dreams - (by Ellie Alldredge-Bell)

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What would you like to dream about tonight? Sitting on a flower? Monkeys wearing underwear? Robins wearing bikinis? This sweet book poses many imaginative and humorous images. The gentle, rhyming text will lull young listeners into cozy, sweet dreams.

Review

No need to fear the dark when lights out is the gateway to uproarious adventure. Bedtime is the best part of the day, a girl muses as she drifts off to a succession of fanciful destinations. Some are Zen-like: serenely sitting, yoga-style atop a prairie flower. Most are laugh aloud absurd, involving waltzing fettucini, underwear clad monkeys, marshmallow wigs and bathtubs full of pigs. Bell, a longtime teacher, taps a deep well of imagination, carrying young readers to silly, kid-pleasing places. Williams-Ng, contributes a whimsical style that compliments and elevates the text. A few of the illustrations, the cover choice in particular, shine in their showcase of the artist s skill. Delightfully ridiculous. --Karyn L. Saemann, Midwest Book Review

Poetry and pictures to free imaginations. The kind of book that when you finish reading it you want to begin again. This delightful story will fascinate children. --Harriette Gillem Robinet, Children's Author

Sweet, silly, and sure to induce sleepy time giggles! --Jim Aylesworth, Children's Book Author, Teacher, Lecturer

Poetry and pictures to free imaginations. The kind of book that when you finish reading it you want to begin again. This delightful story will fascinate children. --Harriette Gillem Robinet, Children's Author

Sweet, silly, and sure to induce sleepy time giggles! --Jim Aylesworth, Children's Book Author, Teacher, Lecturer

About the Author

Ellie Alldredge-Bell is a dreamer. As a teacher in Oak Park, Illinois for thirty-three years, she was inspired by students living their dreams. Her dreams have taken her on a unique life journey. Ellie currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, Bob and their cat JoeJoe. In her free time, Ellie loves to read, paddle her kayak, golf, garden, play the piano and ukulele, and play word games. She loves to spend time with her large family and friends. She still dreams.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little Creek Press; First edition (December 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984924582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984924585
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces