Andersen, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
(as the protagonist is labeled by his teacher) is a boy with a powerful imagination. When called on his inattention to what's important to the adults around him, he always insists '
But I'm not daydreaming
arah Garson's sweet story and whimsical drawings portray the reality of the inner world to a creative child. As his teacher and classmates go about their usual school day oblivious to what he sees around him and them, Dan swings through '
the deepest jungle
', sails a pirate ship '
far, far away on the wild open seas
', frolics with sea folk at the bottom of the ocean, and soars '
with the birds over magical kingdoms ... filled with
s his dream world spills over into the real one and chases his teacher, Dan just keeps on insisting '
But I am not daydreaming!
' Daydreamers young and old will relate to, and cheer on
, a small boy who dreams big.
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