Before I Wake Up
Created by the world-renowned children’s author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup, this dreamy, colorful nighttime journey will captivate and soothe young children everywhere.
A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean’s depths, and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who eases her fears, gives her confidence, and helps her explore the world around her. Along the way she meets whales, jellyfish, grizzly bears and wolves. Then it is time for the moon balloon to take the girl home to her bed, where she awakes, snuggled safely next to the lion, who returns to being a stuffed toy. Award-winning children’s illustrator Britta Teckentrup’s collage-like artwork creates a magical world of captivating colors, classic shapes, and softly detailed textures. The gently told story reassures children that they are never alone, even in their dreams. Exquisitely produced, this book is certain to become a pre-bedtime favorite for children and their parents.
Born in Hamburg, Teckentrup studied art and illustration at the Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London. She is an author and illustrator of numerous books and has received many awards. She lives with her Scottish husband and her son Vincent in Berlin.