Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! is for children 3 and up, especially those who have bad dreams or nightmares. It both entertains children and also gives them the tools they need to understand their dreams and the feelings that cause them. It also provides parents with loving and effective strategies for responding to children who wake them in the night with bad dreams.
The essence of the story is a progression in which Joey, an adorable kangaroo, goes from believing in and being tormented by his bad dreams to understanding that he is their author. By the fourth and last dream, Joey can recognize by himself that certain of the day's events stimulated him to create an unpleasant experience for himself in his sleep. As a result, he goes peacefully and confidently back to sleep without needing to be helped by his parents.
"This is a wonderful child rearing tool for when children are frightened by nightmares. The illustrations are almost museum grade. The text is written in an understandable manner. Children and parents will identify with the story and learn from it. We graded this picture book five hearts." -- Bob Spear "Publisher, Chief Reviewer, Hearthland Reviews"
Series: SMART LOVE
For Ages: 3 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 15th August 2012
Publisher: STEVEN & SONS LTD
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.65 x 22.35 x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.41