Illustrated by Luis F. Sanz
Hey, this is a really intriguing book, I read it twice through just to make sure I got everything. There's a lot going on with the design and the typography, filled with the mundane and the fantastic. A disheveled David Letterman makes an appearance, in the way our dreamscape tries to make sense of the day's events.
Lots of really fun vocabulary... A dreary dream of drooling druids... And the rhyme scheme knows no bounds:
A plane, a train, thunder and rain, police in the lane... Urp! Last night's lo mein.
He counts in his brain, the strain, the pain! (He's bursting a vein)
He's going insane.
On it goes until both Juan and the creature beneath his bed manage to find some shut-eye.
I was sent this book and asked to participate in Multicultural Children's Book Day. What, you may ask, is Multicultural Children's Book Day?