Mabel and the Queen of Dreams Hardback
Illustrated by Lisa Woods
Little Mabel is an expert at not going to sleep. She knows all the best bedtime-avoiding excuses. "I'm thirsty." "I need to use the bathroom." "Will you tell me a story?" Luckily, Mom's quiver of bedtime tales includes the story of the Fae Queen, who paints children's dreams and can only visit when their eyes are closed.
Inspired by Mercutio's soliloquy in Romeo & Juliet, in which he details how the tiny fairy queen influences people's dreams as she passes by in her flying chariot, the soothing story evokes images of an ant in a worn gray coat and a hazelnut-shell chariot with a roof of grasshopper wings.
Told in lyrical language that adults will also appreciate, the story helps parents get their kids to sleep.
For ages 0-6.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 32 pages, 17 colour illus
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/07/2016
- Category: Fiction & true stories
- ISBN: 9780764351372