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Good Dream, Bad Dream
The World's Heroes Save the Night!

Written by Juan Calle
and Serena Valentino

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-103-6, 11 x 8.5

The cover illustration was awarded a "Daily Deviation" at deviantART!

Around the globe and throughout history people have relied on legendary heroes for help.

Julio can't sleep because he thinks he'll have bad dreams. So his papa tells him a comforting secret: Anyone can summon mythic avengers to conquer their fears.Now those monsters under the bed and in the closet don't stand a chance! Julio learns that his imagination is mighty and can turn all his dreams into good ones.

This story has universal appeal with its vibrant comic book art and bilingual Spanish translation. We share common experiences, no matter where we're from. And we all have unlimited power when we let our imaginations fly.

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More praise for Good Dream, Bad Dream

"As a teacher, I like cool read-aloud books like this. As an author, I like the creative spirit. As a guy with some pretty silly dreams, I like how this book speaks to me. The only bad dream would be if there's no sequel."
— Phil Amara, author of The Treehouse Heroes, The Nevermen, and So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist?: The Ultimate Guide on How to Break Into Comics!

"Plucked from many world mythologies, the characters are rendered in dark, opaque colors with the occasional explosion of red and yellow, and they are drawn with sharp, jagged lines, making each tableau jump off the page...The clever approach to an age-old bedtime issue will help strengthen vulnerable little minds with some resilient thinking."
- Kirkus Reviews

"a visual feast for anyone who loves action-packed pages, graphic novel-style illustration, and a message that will help your grade school kids sleep a little sounder at night...a bilingual treat for those who can read in both languages, or would like to learn...As a parent of two girls, I appreciate seeing strong female characters defeating the bad guys, as shown above in the fierce Archer who holds back the pack of scowling Cyclops. Those who love details can peer closely at the pictures and see the names of mythical and storybook creatures worked into the illustrations. The underlying message in Good Dream, Bad Dream is that imagination is strong enough to fight back their fears - so comforting for kids who worry about bad dreams. And while I can't guarantee a night free of worries, it's a great message for kids to hear as often as possible."
- Cool Mom Picks

"If you are looking for a good bedtime story, Good Dreams, Bad Dreams/Sueño bueno, sueño malo is perfect...we really believe that books are great conversations starters for lots of important topics. Dreams shouldn't just be brushed off! Bravo to Juan Calle and Serena Valentino for understanding children and showing just how important and powerful their dreams can be!"
- Mommy Maestra

Junior Library Guild selection!


Liberum "Highly recommended: In this action-packed, brightly illustrated bilingual book, a common childhood fear is addressed... The English/Spanish text demonstrates care and attention, allowing readers to access words that appropriately portray the hero given the mythology portrayed... Choices of colors for each spread are distinctive and in line with the characters portrayed"
- School Library Journal

"Delightful animated illustrations vividly depict a diverse array of creatures and warriors from many traditions. This handsome bilingual book can be used for discussion with young ones on overcoming fear."
- Denver Public Schools Book Review Committee,

"This exciting story features monsters and heroes from many different cultures presented in action-packed comic-style illustrations. Additionally, this bilingual book is written in both English and Spanish, making it accessible for speakers of either language."
- Ann Arbor District Library

"Wow, this is one beautiful book. Good Dream, Bad Dream is a refreshingly fun read and a visually stunning treat. The illustrations are so lush and layered in imagination that you’ll be returning to it time and again to inspire your dreams."
— Jeff Miracola, artist, Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Welcome to Monster Isle.

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 600L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): L
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 19