Little Hop is troubled by horrific dreams of hungry wolves: ‘she shivers in a dark wood’ fearing she’s watched through the twisted trees by one hundred, hungry-eyed lupines. Fortunately for her though, when she wakes, her mother is there with a calming suggestion to allay her fears. This happens time and again until Mummy offers a very important statement: “You are in control of the dream and the wolves. Maybe you could frighten the wolves into another dream.”
When the next dream comes, as the wolves approach with their fangs and claws at the ready, Little Hop remembers what she’s been told and she finds her voice, turning things upside down in a wonderfully ebullient ending.
Children, especially those who are besieged by terrifying dreams will be empowered by this book. The combination of the enthralling telling and the dramatic illustrations will help young listeners approach bedtimes full of positive thoughts.