Close Your Eyes and Dream

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This book started off with the purchase of a bag of more than fifty cookie cutters from a thrift store. The cutters were animals, insects, birds and sea creatures.
Cookie cutters are designed to produce the same shape over and over. Boring. I was inspired to trace them and turn each one into a unique and special character. Each cookie cutter creature is a celebration of eccentricity and individual uniqueness.

In this book, each character has a daytime personality that they are taking to bedtime with them. However, when they close their eyes and dream they have the opportunity to explore an opposite side of themselves.

The book is broken into chapters so parents have the option of a shorter bedtime read on those occasions when it’s already past well past the target bedtime.