Rating: (1-5, 5 is an excellent or starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? The Land of Nod is taken from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry collection, A Child’s Garden of Verses from 1885. This remake is a wonderful way for children to experience the beauty of the poem. The illustrator, Robert Hunter, has drawn the illustrations in an ethereal manner with pinks and blues that feel other-worldly. The pictures show a little boy who is recovering from a broken leg in bed and how he is able to escape to the fantasy Land of Nod by night. Not only is this a wonderful bedtime story, but it is also a great book to give to a child who is bedridden. The back page has the words “get well soon” written on a note.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about the book.
To Whom Would You Recommend this book? Children ages 3-6 will understand the fantasy and the ideas of dreams. Great present for a bedridden child.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school libraries and public libraries with children’s rooms.
Where would you shelve it ? picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.
Date of review: Feb. 21, 2017