This evocative, beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates one girl's limitless imagination, perfect for fans of the Fan Brothers.
Anything is possible and nothing's as it seems . . .
In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen digging for buried treasure on the beach. One day, she finds the most wonderful treasure of all--a dinosaur skeleton!
That night, Marianne makes a wish upon a star that her dinosaur will come to life. She wishes it with all her heart--and it comes true. Together, Marianne's adventures with her new friend are limited only by their imagination.
This enchanting picture book will take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.
About the Author
Sarah Massini has illustrated several books for children including Oodles of Noodles, Dino in the Jungle!, If I Could Paint the World, and Where’s Caterpillar?
“A beautiful reverie complete with fairies, unicorns, dinosaurs, and possibilities.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review
“Lively and atmospheric.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sweet rhymes make for a tranquil bedtime book, and the alluring watercolor-and- pencil illustrations create a warm world.” —Booklist
“The balance of adventure and whimsy expressed in text and watercolor collages creates a pleasing bedtime tale.” —School Library Journal
“The verse has a gentle, lulling cadence, and Marianne's journeys are dreamily bedtime-suitable.” —BCCB
“Massini's digital mixed-media and collage artwork brings the bears and their surroundings to life . . . The artwork will draw in young readers.” —School Library Journal on KISS IT BETTER
“Sweet message.” —Kirkus Reviews on KISS IT BETTER