Published May 2nd 2017 by Disney-Hyperion
Format read: Finished copy via publisher
I'm now decades older, but felt that same feeling of nostalgia and warmth again, when reading Dream by Matthew Cordell. Cordell lovingly dictates the growing relationship between a young addition to a gorilla family and the parents, and how the hopes and dreams of the parents help drive that relationship forward.
While the book is obviously centered around the lovely and small victories of a gorilla family, readers of all ages will recognize the general sentiment of pride and love that is felt by the parents. It's actually a perfect book for parents to read with their young kids, and sure to be enjoyable for many young readers.
With illustrations that are vibrant and rich, this is a surefire hit that will find it place on many shelves, for many generations to come. Highly recommend, full stop.
About the author:
Matthew Cordell (www.matthewcordell.com) has illustrated many books for children including Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead, First Grade Dropout by Audrey Vernick as well as several he has written himself, like New York Times Notable Best Picture Book hello! hello!, Another Brother, and Wish, the companion to this book. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children.