Have you heard of the new children’s book Dream Big? This charming picture book follows the imagination of young Tim Turtle after he was asked by his teacher, “What would you like to become someday?” It teaches a valuable lesson and is full of beautiful and bright illustrations.
Throughout the book, Tim’s imagination carries him from one interesting career possibility to another. From being an astronaut to a cake decorator, or a seamstress to a veterinarian, and what he would accomplish in those career choices. His dreams are big. I particularly love that the entire book rhymes and that the illustrations are bright and full of color and depth! This is one of those books where after you read the words, you stay on the page a bit longer to look at the pictures closer!
This book doesn’t have a crazy amount of words on each page, making it manageable for beginner readers. The pictures on the pages are so close to the words that even my non reading aged kids really enjoy this book by making up the story and are pretty accurate! The real test was to see if it passed the attention span test of my 2 year old. Does anyone else have a book in their home that they don’t like reading because it goes on and on and on and on then the child loses interest? We have 2 like that. Dream Big passed the test and not only did my 2 year old stay still for the entire story, she also said, “again please” afterwards! My children ages 2-10 all really enjoyed this book! My 10 year old wants to be an author someday, so she loved that the book rhymed. My 8 year old loved the vibrant pictures on each page. My 5 year old loved the cute turtle playing dress up on every page. I loved that it didn’t have any bad attitudes and shared a good message! In the end, Tim Turtle reminds us that we can be anything we set out to be, and that sometimes, it’s the “right now” that matters most. I don’t want to completely give away the ending, so I’ll leave it at that!
Dream Big is written by Leslie Zimmerman. A former Iraq veteran, Leslie Zimmerman, now a mother of three, revels in fun teaching opportunities. She recently attended an event with former President George W. Bush and he enjoyed receiving his very own copy of Dream Big!
The cute and colorful illustrations in Dream Big were done by Paige Briscoe. Paige is a mother of two and a talented artist. She loves many forms of art and is especially skilled in painting!
These two talented ladies are sisters and come from a family of artists, teachers, and adventurers! The book is adorable and I’d definitely recommend it’s positive message! You can order a copy for your family or for your favorite big dreamer on Amazon with free shipping!
Paige and Leslie have offered to give one copy of the book away to a very lucky reader! We are going to do this giveaway old school style–All you need to do to enter is leave ONE blog post comment below telling me who you’d give this adorable book to if you were the winner! That is it! Easy Peasy! This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on 9/19. Then using random.org a random blog post comment number will be selected. I will email that winner and they will have 24 hours to reply to the email to claim their prize! This giveaway is open to the continental 48 united states only. GOOD LUCK!
The winner of the Dream book is entrant # 17-Calli Rhoades! Congrats Calli! You’ve been emailed and have 24 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen! Thanks to everyone who entered, don’t forget you can pick up your own copy of Dream Big on Amazon by going here!
Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above to help me gain an opinion to share with you, Regardless of this arrangement I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions expressed in the post are 100% my honest opinions. Affiliate links present in this post. Thanks for reading and good luck with the giveaway!