This week Book Boy Jr. has chosen to share the first in a new series of ‘Dream Team’ chapter books from Tom Percival.
Erika is sick to death of her baby brother, Randall, getting away with everything and of her parents being too tired or busy to talk to her. After a particularly bad day, Erika goes to bed angry. But that means trouble because going to bed angry means bad dreams…
She soon finds herself in strange world where nothing is as it should be. Erika is in the Dreamscape, where the Dream Team ensure any Angermares or Anxietymares at bay, so sleepers only have good dreams. But a mob of hungry Heebie Jeebies are munching their way through her crumbling dream, and an Angermare is hot on her tail.
Will the Dream Team be able to help Erika overcome her worries and get her safely back home? Or will she be trapped forever?
Book Boy Jr read this story and had the following to say: ‘Heebie Jeebies are horrible monsters – I don’t like them! Beastling is the best character because he is cute and tiny – he also chose to eat rocks rather than pineapple! I liked that the book had tricky words to read like ‘devoured’ and ‘astonishing.’
Full of imagination and adventure with a whole galaxy of fantastic illustrations, the ‘Dream Team’ series is a great introduction to longer chapter books for newly independent readers 6+
The series is designed to help readers explore their emotions, thinking about why they are feeling like they do and what they might be able to do to to stop feeling that way. Emotional literacy is such an important skill to develop in children if we want them to grow up to be confident, happy individuals.
Library Girl and Book Boy Jr.
*Many thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for sending us this title to review*