Title: Nasla’s Dream
Writer: Cécile Roumiguière, illustrated by Simone Rea
Publishing House: Princeton Architectural Press
Date of Publication:September 15th 2020
Rating: 5 stars
”Nasla wants to sing,
but at night, you do not sing.
At night, you sleep.
But what if the yellow dot
grows and grows? What if
it becomes big enough to
swallow her whole?
She would not be able
to sleep or sing.”
A girl is believed to be too old for her toys. Her father has gathered them all on the top of her wardrobe. But Nasla isn’t ready to say farewell. She wants to talk to them because they are her true friends, and the only time she can do that is at night.
But grown-ups seem to believe that night is for sleeping. She must sleep.
Our beautiful, mysterious Moon understands Nasla’s wish and invites her to a dreamy dance. But Nasla must face her fears.
A beautiful, albeit sad tale about a girl who wants her childhood back.
Beautiful illustrations by Simone Rea.
Many thanks to Princeton Architectural Press and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.