by Cécile Roumiguière, Simone Rea
At bedtime, a mysterious yellow dot appears above the top of Nasla’s wardrobe—the new home for her toys now that she’s decided she’s too old to sleep with stuffed animals. Could it be Timboubou the elephant, or her hippo with the broken foot? As a wondrous, dreamlike world with dancing moons and swinging elephant trunks emerges from the shadows, she longs to sing and reassure her toys, but she worries that dancing and singing at night is not allowed. When her fear grows too big, she finds comfort in the secret charm under her pillow and falls asleep. The surreal imagery of Nasla’s Dream beautifully depicts the imaginary world of a young child learning how to become independent.