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Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg
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Apr 18, 10

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Read in April, 2010

“Ben’s Dream” is another classic book from the brilliant mind of Chris Van Allsburg, popular author of “Jumanji” and “The Polar Express.” In this book, a young boy named Ben tries to study for a geography test until he falls asleep and dreams of the different monuments of the world. “Ben’s Dream” is a fantastic book for children who want a creative way of learning geography.

Chris Van Allsburg’s story about a young boy dreaming about the great monuments of the world is highly imaginative and inspiring. Chris Van Allsburg makes geography fun to learn as he makes the story more surreal when Ben starts dreaming about the monuments of the world and all the monuments are floating on the sea. Yet, children who start to read this book will instantly recognize all the different monuments of the world as Ben travels across the sea and sees them. Chris Van Allsburg’s illustrations are beautiful and surreal, especially of the images in Ben’s dream where he sees various monuments around the world floating on the sea and all the images are in black and white which gives you a sense of an old movie.

“Ben’s Dream” is a truly wonderful and creative book about learning about geography in an imaginative way and this book will definitely have children be more interested in geography when they read this book. I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since smaller children might not understand about the different monuments around the world.

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