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Boy on the Brink

3.19 of 5 stars 3.19  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
That night there was a storm. Thunder shook the boy's bed and sent it flying . . . and when it landed, the bed was transformed into a world of mountains and valleys, with a river that spilled over a waterfall into a vast green sea.

A little boy is always the hero in his adventurous dreams...

After a fun-filled day of fishing, playing on the beach, and riding ponies at a car
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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mara pina
Similarly to "Where The Wild Things Are," a boy ends up out of his bedroom and in another world. He easily performs heroic acts but falls into danger just before his.mother wake him.

I like how the artist changed the artwork to differentiate between the two worlds but the story didn't grab me. Nice, but it almost seems like there was too much going on in a single picture book. For example, the intro/real world could've been shorter.
Elements of the boy’s day appear in his dream - and then can be found in the toys around his bed once he wakes up. The switch from life to dream time is kind of subtle, and the dream events border on scary, so sensitive or easily scared kids might not like this one.
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