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A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who eases her fears, gives her confidence and helps her explore the world around her. Along the way she meets whales, jellyfish, grizzly bears and wolves. Then it is time for the moon balloon to take the girl home to her bed, where she awakes, snuggled safely next to the lion, who returns to being a stuffed toy. Award-winning children's illustrator Britta Teckentrup's collage-like artwork creates a magical world of captivating colours, classic shapes and softly detailed textures. The gently told story reassures children that they are never alone, even in their dreams. Exquisitely produced, this book is certain to become a bedtime favourite for children and their parents.

Before I Wake Up... Reviews | Toppsta

9783791372464
  • ISBN: 9783791372464
  • Pub Date: 1st April 2016
  • Publisher: Prestel
  • Imprint: Prestel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 56

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3rd October '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
Before I Wake Up... 9783791372464
5 stars
I adore the illustrations in this book, they are beautifully coloured and the characters are ever so sweet and charming.

The story is sweet, and poetic, a perfect before-bed read.  It's about dreaming, exploring amazing places while we sleep and being brave while we do it.

We love this book. It's gorgeous. 
27th September '16
I read it to Brobee aged 4 aged 4 & to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
Before I Wake Up... 9783791372464
5 stars
This is a beautiful bedtime book. The illustrations have a gorgeous dreamlike quality to them and are absolutely captivating. The text also carries a gentle rhythm that makes it perfect for a bedtime story. 
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About Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup Biography
Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and grew up in a city called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art.

Britta is the author and illustrator of over 90 children's books i...

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