Every Dreaming Creature


By Brendan Wenzel

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Perfect for bedtime or at any time, here is a visually stunning exploration of animal senses through dreams, from Caldecott Honoree and New York Times bestselling creator Brendan Wenzel.

Welcome to a magical world of endless curiosity. You are a sleeping salamander. A dancing octopus. A speeding falcon…even a sneaking tiger and playful human child. As one dream slips into another, every page turn immerses you in the sensory wonder of the world and all its creatures, from the ocean depths to soaring skies, and everything in between. Each creature dreams and experiences life in a different way. Each is connected despite their differences.

Poetic and universal in its gentle message of interconnectedness, Every Dreaming Creature yields deeper meaning with every read, offering new discoveries hidden within the acclaimed artist Brendan Wenzel’s dazzling, vibrant artwork.

  • A BookPage Best Book of the Year
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2023
    A Bank Street College Best Children's Book 2024
  • * "Caldecott winner Wenzel cultivates senses of empathy and imagination in this appreciation of the ways other creatures experience the world, resulting in a buoyantly reverent celebration of the myriad wonders and complexity of life on Earth. The simple poetry of the narrative creates a glorious conversation starter: Who is the dreamer?"
    Kirkus Reviews
  • * "It’s one thing to watch creatures; in this empathetic picture book, Wenzel imagines what it’s like to be them."
    Publishers Weekly
  • * "A book that enchants, educates, and inspires; this timeless tale has the qualities of a classic in the making."
    School Library Journal
  • * "Every Dreaming Creature is an eye-catching succession of nighttime visions that promotes a sense of empathy and admiration for the world’s many creatures."
  • "In this poetic and transformative journey, both realistic and reassuring, young readers will find an informative yet lyrical introduction to the varied wonders of the natural world."

On Sale
Sep 26, 2023
Page Count
40 pages


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Brendan Wenzel

About the Author

Brendan Wenzel is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book They All Saw a Cat, as well as the acclaimed picture books Every Dreaming Creature, Two TogetherA Stone Sat StillHello Hello, and Inside Cat. He has also illustrated numerous works for children, including Some Pets and Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi and Life by Cynthia Rylant. With a great affection for all things furred, feathered, and scaly, he is a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures. Brendan lives in Brooklyn and invites you to visit him at brendanwenzel.info.

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