Life is but a...Dream
author and illustrator Matthew Cordell
review copy from local library
At first I thought Life is but a ... Dream would be the perfect gift to give to new parents and it is but half way through the book I began pondering reading it at my Parent Information Night. The book begins with questions and the wonder of a new life; the hopes parents, family, and friends think of. That line of thinking continues but the world gets bigger and this is where I think teachers fit in, "I dream you were away from us, exploring unknown places." The book continues with opportunities, worries, and growth we think about when we raise or work with little ones. As the dream ends and the book ends the reader is presented with three wondering questions. Questions that make us realize while we can guide and help they have their own journey to follow.