An enchanting collection of four rhyming bedtime stories, children will be encouraged to discover new ways of exploring and directing dreamtime that comes naturally from their minds and hearts. Meet the very tired and hungry Brody the bat who helps Rupert learn about going to sleep, and a colorful dragon that knows all about dreaming. Merissa the Mermaid and Flora the Frog are the perfect duo to talk about sending bad dreams away and the Guardian of Dreams is there to protect dreamers as they sleep. Inspiration for reluctant and eager sleepers alike can be found in this assortment of charming, creative tales. Stories come to life with 40 delightfully vibrant pastel illustrations that complement creative concepts, influencing the direction and content of children's dreams?omething sure to please the adventurous spirit of every child!
Kyrja? is the author of a growing series of children? books published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. entitled Rupert? Tales, is a regular contributor to ?ooka Pages,?an online magazine published 8 times annually, and produces the web-based TV program, ?riends of Rupert,?which focuses on teaching children Pagan traditions and practices through stories, songs, humor, demonstrations, and short films. Kyrja also writes fantasy-genre fiction novels, including the recently released Mi? Search for Beauty. She is a longtime member of an official Adopt-A-Road crew, helping to care for Mother Earth. Kyrja loves to write and sing children? songs, so may burst suddenly into song at any given moment!Tonia Bennington Osborn's lifelong labor of love has been to explore and express the miracles that make up her world. Born in Florida and raised in Ohio, Tonia distinguished herself as a serious artist by age 11, receiving an award from the Young Author's Guild for her work in illustrations. From there, her recognition and respect grew. Her impressive resume describes a successful and meaningful career filled with prestigious honors and awards. Formally educated at OSU, the Columbus College of Art & Design, Dayton Academy of Design, Tonia expertly creates in soft pastel, graphite, watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Her favorite subjects are figurative drawing and portrait work, and favorite medium: soft pastel on suede ?an art form that she has lovingly embraced and enriched through her own unique innovations and experiments. Tonia's work is displayed internationally at galleries and via private clientele.

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