“As a child dreams of all the things in her world that make her happy, she realizes how fortunate she is to live in the world she does”—
This book is gorgeous. I mean, it’s one-of-a-kind, hang-it-on-your-wall gorgeous. There’s not really a story, but the text is sweet and has a good rhythm and flow, which makes it enjoyable to read aloud (while soaking in the illustrations). It’s a unique book and I’m glad it’s a part of our collection.
Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin and moved to Cambridge eight years ago, where she earned a First class Honors Degree in illustration. In 2014 she earned a Master’s Degree in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She is the illustrator of If I Had a Little Dream and Yellow Kayak, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.