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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  88 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Prize

Nocturne: Dream Recipes is a unique bedtime book that hints at the magic inherent in dreaming.

Twelve glow-in-the-dark pictures present possible inspirations for a night in which the hidden world becomes visible. Just choose a dream from among the pictures and descriptions in the book, and then turn off the light to see a surprising gl
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Groundwood Books (first published December 15th 2011)
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Edward Sullivan
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Wonderfully imaginative and completely delightful.
There's something I absolutely love about this book. I mean, it's such an interesting concept! Each page features a dream title and a picture to illustrate it. The picture looks like one thing in the light, but once you turn the light out, another glow-in-the-dark side of the illustration is revealed. The illustrations are simple and quiet and a little bit haunting, and I love the idea of actually lying in bed at night, looking at a dream on a page and hoping to have the dream in your head once ...more
Jessalyn King
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is amazing! You set up the book beneath a light before going to bed, then turn out the light and stare at the glow in the dark imagination starters and they're supposed to spark your dreams... I haven't tested it yet, but I wouldn't mind dreaming some of the scenarios...
Tijl Vandersteene
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Het perfecte nachtkastprentenboek. Hoogst origineel, vol verborgen pracht en met een leuke hoek af. Ideaal tijdens de slaap.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un album formidable qui invite aux rêves et qui brille dans le noir !
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Εκπληκτική εικονογράφηση!!!
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Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A book for dreamers, both the night and day variety. The physical manifestation of this book is exquisite, and yet reaches into imagination as if made of nothing more than delectable fluff. I would rank this book up with If You're Afraid the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow by Cooper Edens. While I have recently been reading and enjoying the format of e-Books, this is one text that needs to be flipped through, felt with fingertips, and held under a bright light. The edition that I read (Nocturn ...more
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
With 12 pencil and pattern collage illustrations that glow in the dark, this lovely book offers inspirations for dreaming. Many of the dreams explore familiar territory such as dreaming about a door that shouldn't be opened and dreaming about someone else. There's even a place to sketch your own dream, leaving the imaginative possibilities wide open.
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Que bonito <3
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