Children's Book Review : Dream Big by Kat Kronenberg
Little kids with big dreams grow into big people with big missions for life! So it is important to make our children believe in their dreams...
Kronenberg, a born-and-raised Texan with a huge dream, mother and grandmother, and someone who has faced a lot of loss in her life, created the book in hopes to fill a need she increasingly sees in both children and parents to live their best lives despite any heartache or hardship.
In the book "Dream Big," readers go back in time to the wilds of East Africa where a moody Baboon learns this powerful secret. He watches Caterpillar, Tadpole, and Flamingo gaze up at the night sky and wish upon a star for their wildest dreams. Baboon scoffs at each animal, reminding them that their dreams are impossible. But when he sees Caterpillar turn into a winged butterfly, Tadpole into a dancing frog, and Flamingo into a beautiful pink bird, Baboon realizes that a transformative power exists between the stars and the animals once they truly believe in themselves and their dreams. Baboon decides to try out their secret with a real big smile of belief in himself and his dream and CATCH-M—his Magical, Mystical, Wished-Upon Star—whooshes down from the heavens to—wham!—ignite the courage in his chest too. What happens next is fantastic.
Dream Big, through its beautiful illustrations and easy-to-understand, encouraging words, addresses a variety of themes including believing in oneself, in others, and the power of our dreams. An interactivity section is also provided in the back, which includes ideas for arts and crafts and musical activities to enhance the mission behind the book. The activities especially promote the magical act of smiling as a way to ignite faith in oneself and the incredible beauty of everything that surrounds us.
Dream Big is now available at Amazon here and other booksellers nationwide.
Let's teach children the power of believing in their wildest dreams. If you can dream it, you can achieve it!
Disclosure: I was sent this book for review purpose. All opinions stated are my own.