This was such a cute children’s book! As a 23 year old with no kids, I’m not necessarily the target audience, but I still liked it.
Since this book was about dreams it gave me a lot of Alice in Wonderland vibes. The main character, Merel, encountered many interesting and unique characters throughout her journey. A few of them reminded me of various Alice characters. For example, King Marmott reminded me of the Queen of Hearts because they were both pretty awful rulers who chased after the title character.
The other characters were great as well. I especially loved Merel’s encounter with the moonfish. That was my favorite part.
The book had a whimsical quality about it that went perfect with the dream theme. The author created a beautiful world with her prose.
I loved how the flashbacks to Merel’s real life were woven into the story. Each little flashback gave insight into Merel, her life, and her sick baby brother.
I would have loved to seen a map or illustrations because I feel like that could take the book to a whole other level.
I also wished the book was a tad bit longer, but that’s probably because I’m an adult not a kid. The book is an appropriate length for a young reader.
Overall, this book was a fun adventure through a child’s dreamland that both kids and adults will enjoy.