Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams

Wonderful Story made for young readers about a little black bear called Lump Lump, who isn’t quite ready to hibernate for the winter.

With the help of his mother, Blue Bird, and his forest friends, Lump Lump gathers materials for Spider Woman to weave him a Blanket of Dreams.

Drawn from Navajo tradition you will find many characters from the Navajo Creation Story including bear, fox, hawk, and bluebird.

From the publisher:

Have you ever resisted sleep because the world is just too exciting?

No child wants to go to bed after an active day but Lump Lump, the bear is looking for something worse, hibernation, just when life is getting started to get interesting.

Only the rumor of a mysterious ‘Blanket of Dreams’ can enticed him to journey into a place he initially resist in this Native American bedtime story about friendship, Navajo folklore, and the weaving of the blanket that brings everything together.

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams was written with the idea that parents Will it read aloud and discuss it with their kids. All ages would be attracted to the eye popping color artwork and  Navajo weaving references throughout.

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams encourages understanding and promotes cultural connections through a picture book bedtime story with the rare ability to interest adults and children alike.

Reviews

“There are numerous children’s picture book retellings of folk legends from around the world on the market today, and many for Native American stories — but Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams is an exceptional addition to the genre literature that deserves to be included in any picture book collections where Native American stories are a feature.”
-Donovan’s Shelf, Donovan’s Literary Services

“Numerous adaptations of folktales from other countries appear as children’s picture books yearly, but few are as compelling and highly recommended at Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams:  Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore.”  “…full-color illustrations are simply gorgeous, eye-popping productions that truly stand apart…” “…Not only did Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas contribute a blanket to the story line for illustration, but she served as a consultant for the story, helping to fine-tune its Navajo cultural insights.  Ms. Ornelas’ weavings are in the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and many other galleries.” “…evocative, soaring, image-filled language…”   “….will easily move beyond the category of ‘picture book folklore read-aloud’ and into the realm of Native American studies.”  

-Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Read the”K-Gr. 3″  “Lump Lump,  a bear cub, is not keen on hibernation, until he hears Blue Bird’s song about “a blanket of dreams.”   “…There are many sweet, non insistent lessons gathered into this tale drawn from Navajo tradition…”  “Along with the life lessons it contains, this story has an incantatory rhythm that would lend itself beautifully as a wind down to sleep.”
-Booklist

Gwen Jackson’s Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams is available for purchase Here

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