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Goodnight Sandman

September 2018
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    18th September 2018
  • ISBN 9781782505259
  • Language English
  • Pages 26 pp.
  • Size 8" x 9"

Every evening, when the sun sets and everyone else is going to bed, Jacob the Sandman awakes and starts work. 

One night Jacob sleeps too deeply and wakes up late! He rushes to Dream Sand Hill, but there, atop the pile of dream sand, is a scary Night Monster snoring his terrible snore. 

Jacob the Sandman must collect the magic dream sand so that the children of the world can dream happy dreams. Fortunately, the Night Monster turns out not to be so scary after all.

A beautiful bedtime tale, the luminous illustrations by much-loved artist Daniela Drescher will make this a new nighttime favorite.

(Ages 3 to 6 years) 

“The perfect bedtime story to bring sweet dreams and banish nightmares.” —Kindling 

“A wonderful read, especially for young readers afraid of nightmares. The soft pencil and watercolor illustrations create a soothing atmosphere that flow nicely with the theme of the story. The story is creative and encourages young readers to use their own imaginations. Overall, the words and the illustrations work together beautifully to create a story that will delight any young child.” —BYU Children's Book and Media Review 

“A lovely story of open-mindedness and friendship that relates its message to the reader with a light touch. Drescher’s dreamy illustrations are sweet and sleepy, depicting a world of magical creatures that invites you to visit it in your sleep.” —Youth Services Book Review, 5 Stars

Daniela Drescher

Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children’s painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 30 children’s books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world.

In addition to books, Daniela’s artwork appears on stationery, homeware, and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories, and the Pippa and Pelle board books.

Daniela is also the illustrator of stunning fairytale anthologies, including An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales (2013) and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk (2022).