Mona is a small, purple, furry creature with a BIG dream.
Welcome to one of the May 26th stops on the blog tour for The Magic of Daydreaming by Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
The Magic of Daydreaming
by Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán
Published 9 February 2022
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 40
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We invite you to spread your wings by following along on Mona’s adventure in discovering how to make your dreams come true.
Are you ready for the magic?
She was now certain to do whatever it took to fly, soar, and enjoy the view from above. Mona made a blanket from some leaves to cover herself. It felt safe, warm, and relaxing. It was perfect.
“I am ready now,” said Mona in a peaceful voice.
She closed her eyes, took three deep breaths, and peacefully began to daydream.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to The Magic of Daydreaming by Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
The Magic of Daydreaming tells the story of a fluffy purple bug named Mona who wants to learn how to fly. She finds a butterfly who encourages her to fly in her daydreams, which leads us on an adventure of Mona finding a place to safely daydream where she won’t be in anyone else’s way, and she eventually constructs a cacoon and dreams about flight as she transforms. It’s cute, it’s exactly the sort of uplifting “if you can dream it you can be it” message kids should hear at the target audience age, and I give bonus points for using my favourite type of butterfly (the Monarch) for the butterfly character!
With that said, the start of the story is a bit clunky. It quite literally starts with the phrase “This is the story of,” which is like starting your highschool essays with “In this essay I will…” (which every teacher begs their students not to do!) I actually skipped over this first page thinking it was an optional intro, but the next page was clearly not the start of the story so I had to go back.
I’m also torn on the positive interpretation that this little purple mystery bug who wants to fly happens to have the ability to metamorphose into a butterfly could be construed as a metaphor for trans kids living their truth, and the more cynical interpretation that we’re promising kids magical transformations to achieve things that might be impossible (rather than offering something more attainable like assisted flight instead of growing wings.)
The illustrations are fun, colourful, and engaging, and I appreciate the fact that the text spaces are also colourful and illustrated but not in a way that is distracting or makes the text difficult to read.
About the Authors
Having decided to change careers as professional dance instructors and competitors, Kyra and Dayán completed a yoga teacher training and strategic intervention life-coaching certification and together embarked on the journey of self-discovery by following a calling from deep inside their hearts.
Inspired by the messages from numerous teachers of spirituality and personal growth, plus their love for children, Kyra & Dayán have made it one of their life purposes to translate the teachings they have learned throughout their evolution into children’s books, so the younger generations can benefit early on in their lives from the wisdom of those who have passed before them. Together they founded Feeling Good Books, with the intention to empower, inspire and provide children with tools that will help them navigate through life. They share a desire to contribute to the growth and well-being of each child and parent out there.
Kyra and Dayán live in Montreal, Canada, with their five children.
ABOUT FEELING GOOD BOOKS
Feeling Good Books is all about empowering the divine within each child through meaningful messages found in each book and providing tools that will help children navigate through life. We love children, and children’s books! As parents ourselves, we are passionate about books that will help create a better world for the next generations.
Our mission is to spread awareness about the inner knowing and inner wisdom we all possess since birth. Through each book we invite these inner powers to come forth and flourish into being. We believe by teaching our children early on the fundamental truth about life, it will help them to have a brighter and more positive journey.
We invite you to check out every page on this website and begin seeing the world in a different light.
Sending ‘feeling good’ vibes your way!
Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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