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Recipient of Three Honorable Mentions in the category of Children's Books: London Book Festival, New York Book Festival, Beach Book Festival.
In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, White Tulip Publishing has released a revised 2nd Edition of GUARDIAN OF DREAMS: A Bedtime Story to present an all watercolor illustrated book. The book also contains a new Supplemental Resource page bringing together practical tips garnered over its ten years of use with children to aid parents, teachers, counselors and caregivers.
GUARDIAN OF DREAMS: A Bedtime Story (1st Edition)is a children’'s fable written by Wendy Torrel and illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil. It is a short fable about a rabbit who wakens from a nightmare and is unable to go back to sleep. Through the sage advice of the dream guardian, a horse, the rabbit discovers a remedy for his sleepless state.
What's more, a Supplemental Resource page has been created to complement this book as an additional aid; it is available to download on the website of White Tulip Publishing.
GUARDIAN OF DREAMS: A Bedtime Story is written as an aid for children who experience nightmares and encounter difficulty falling asleep again. It illustrates how nighttimes more fitful moments can be turned upside down when you know ways to disappear them. In providing children with a tool for addressing their fears and overcoming them, the book aims to restore the loss of confidence - and sleep - for little ones everywhere. One of the vehicles for doing so is the author's creation of a character that children can invoke and call on, thereby instilling a sense of comfort and security. An easy-to-remember core rhyming text on how to disappear unwanted imaginings is a principal attraction. Imaginative and purposeful, the book written by Wendy Torrel comes with appealing and endearing illustrations by renowned artist, Kendall Klingbeil, a sure bet for reaching the young and the very young alike.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wendy Torrel, a native New Yorker, retired NYPD law enforcement officer and former UN peacekeeper, returned to her passion of writing and published her first children's book. In the wake of the tragic events of 9-11 and children experiencing nightmares she wrote Guardian of Dreams, A Bedtime Story, she brilliantly addresses the issue of childhood nightmares in a fable that offers both entertainment and solace for the children and adults alike. Her writing has been described as poetic and lyrical, capturing the imagination of readers of all ages. Ms. Torrel holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology. Over the years, Ms. Torrel has continued to serve communities nationwide by providing readings and educational workshops at schools, libraries, military bases, book festivals and private events.ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Kendall Klingbeil, is a versatile artist with over 35 years of experience. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Ms. Klingbeil's classical to contemporary works consist of landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, still lifes, as well as portraits of people and animals created using traditional mediums and most recently mixed media formats – all of which have been enthusiastically embraced by collectors. Kendall's award-winning work can be found in prominent collections and art galleries across the country, both public and private, with some of her most notable patrons having included: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Richard Gere and Dr. Robin Cook. The New York Times described her as an "energy painter whose works make people feel good." She now includes children's book illustrator to her repertoire of accomplishments.Review:
Enchanting Book is an Antidote for Nightmares - If your child is troubled by nightmares, or even if they bother you, you might want to pick up a copy of GUARDIAN OF DREAMS: A Bedtime Story, by Wendy Torrel, illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil. Even if nightmares don't plague either of you, it's worth taking a look at this beautiful book. The colorful illustrations are gorgeous, and the poetic text has a soothing rhythm. - The News-Times
Lines from three poems about nightmares written by a former New York City policewoman have been effectively transformed into a children's book designed to take away fear. With the help of a horse, a cuddly rabbit learns to face problems head on. Wendy Torrel's "Guardian of Dreams, A Bedtime Story" was written to force nightmares to vanish into thin air. - Herald-Journal
It offers empowerment to a child that they can gain control over what s bothering them, said a therapist, whose patients include children with sleep issues. There are few books that deal with this so well. - The Journal News
Guardian of Dreams tells the story of a rabbit who is having nightmares. After having his sleep interrupted, the rabbit calls on a character aptly called Night Mare. The strong yet graceful horse with the flowing mane offers words of wisdom in empowering the rabbit to rid his sleep of bad dreams, therefore allowing him to return to a peaceful rest. The rhythm and rhyme of this book is geared toward children between the ages of 3 and 9, but the story can be both inspirational and effective for all ages. - The Chesnee Tribune
Your artistic storytelling composition is compelling, delightful and thoroughly joyful. It provides solid good reading during the early childhood years... - Elementary School Principal
A large proportion of the patients I see are school age and younger, who are having difficulty in gaining control of life situations. This book, which is simply written and beautifully illustrated, has been a useful tool. Children have asked that I read it repeatedly in their therapy sessions. Thank you for writing it. Clinical Social Worker, CSWR --Clinical Social Worker, CSWR
--Clinical Social Worker, CSWR
Your artistic storytelling composition is compelling, delightful and thoroughly joyful. It provides solid good reading during the early childhood years... -- Elementary School Principal --Elementary School Principal
A large proportion of the patients I see are school age and younger, who are having difficulty in gaining control of life situations. This book, which is simply written and beautifully illustrated, has been a useful tool. Children have asked that I read it repeatedly in their therapy sessions. Thank you for writing it. -- Clinical Social Worker, CSWR --Clinical Social Worker, CSWR
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Book Description White Tulip Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110974689017
Book Description White Tulip Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0974689017
Book Description White Tulip Publishing, 2004. Condition: New. Kendall Klingbeil (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0974689017