Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Summary: A mother tells of her undying love for her son, imagining him as a bumblebee snuggled in a flower until it starts to rain. Then the illustrations change to show a father and young daughter imagining themselves as a mole and mouse in a cozy hole. The pictures alternate between the two pairs as they dream about different roles…and also as they grow older. Finally, it’s time for the kids, now adults, to go out into the world on their own, but the parents are always loving them and meeting them in their dreams. The final pages show the young man with a son and the young woman playing guitar, with the ghostly figures of the parents in the sky overhead. 40 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: A beautiful book that would make a perfect bedtime story. The illustrations by Pura Belpré Medalist López are particularly moving, enhancing the text to show how a parent’s love extends throughout the child’s life.
Cons: I’ve really struggled trying to remember the title of this book. I keep wanting to call it I’ll See You in My Dreams, which apparently is the title of a number of other movies, songs, etc.