Follow Zachary through his Jungle Dream. A rhyming story, where he encounters and overcomes dangerous creatures of his own imagination. Following the story you'll find coloring sheets and activities that will inspire and engage the imagination of your young reader(s).
Plot: In this absolutely charming and beautifully illustrated children’s story written in verse, toddler Zachary falls asleep and encounters a slew of “scary” jungle animals, including a pythoctopus and a rhinoceboar, until finally he triumphs by becoming a dinosaur himself…just before he wakes up. The story itself is followed by eight pages for coloring and creativity.
Prose/Style: A long verse with an ABCB rhyming scheme, this story flows off the tongue and will be delightful to read aloud.
Originality: This is an excellent children’s story in the tradition of Maurice Sendak, with equally scary monsters.
Character Development/Execution: Zachary evolves from a little boy into a dinosaur and back again, so character development is creative in the extreme.
Blurb: Jungle Dream is an absolutely charming and beautifully illustrated children’s story in verse a la Maurice Sendak.
Date Submitted: July 13, 2021