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  • Nominated, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2018
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2018

Happy Dreamer Canadian Title

By Peter H. Reynolds   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9780545865012 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.565" x 9.294" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338254358 Ebook
32 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

The bestselling creator of The Dot inspires readers of every age to find their own unique path to happiness.

In his Scholastic debut, picture book and creativity guru Peter Reynolds brings us a universally poignant celebration of the colourful spectrum of what it means to dream and the many ways to find happy!

While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to colour inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between, when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! In Peter’s signature voice and style, this empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big!

This inspirational book is a perfect gift for graduations, new babies, milestone moments, and any happy occasion throughout the year.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Dot:

“Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message.” —Booklist, starred review

“In this engaging, inspiring tale, Reynolds demonstrates the power of a little encouragement.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: ‘Just make a mark.’“ —School Library Journal, starred review