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a Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail - a Bedtime Story of Oneness

As a newly single father I wrote this story as a love letter to my son

As a newly single father I wrote this story as a love letter to my son

a Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail - a Bedtime Story of Oneness

by My Digital Landscape
a Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail - a Bedtime Story of Oneness
a Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail - a Bedtime Story of Oneness

What is it about?

As a newly single father I wrote this story as a love letter to my son.

App Details

Version
2.5
Rating
(10)
Size
57Mb
Genre
Books Education
Last updated
February 7, 2015
Release date
February 20, 2014
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App Screenshots

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App Store Description

As a newly single father I wrote this story as a love letter to my son.
Please help us keep creating & share this story of oneness with your little ones today.

-Thank you!

This beautiful goodnight story about oneness inspires us to think about our dreams, while playfully showing the diversity of animals and environments around the world.

- Free of any advertising or in-app purchases

- Designed so the youngest child will be able to navigate easily without getting lost or confused

- Astonishing retina resolution shows off elegantly painted illustrations with a sprinkle of animation

- Specifically designed to be one of the first apps your child will experience

- Includes narration and background music

- Option to read to yourself


App Review, Kirkus Reviews:

A boy is tucked in bed under a crazy quilt. “I dreamt of things that were never seen, / sunlit valleys with hidden streams / that flowed to oceans deep and clean.” Clearly the work is for the young, and they too should be tucked in bed, for the action here is purely visual—and minimal at that—and there is no need to be touching the screen.

Tolentino’s artwork has a Rousseau-esque naïveté, albeit on a simpler level; muffled chimes and gongs serenade the narrator, whose voice approaches a whisper as her inflection rises and falls to the rhyme. In that deep, clean ocean lives a whale, and the whale is also dreaming. The whale dreams of a desert and sand, where a snail of many hues is dreaming of a forest dripping with dew. In the forest, hummingbirds dream of snow reflecting moonlight, and burrowed in the snow is a mouse who is dreaming of a warm cabin. Rather than discontent, Heimbach coaxes a sense of adventure and exploration—a great circle—from the dreamscapes, each beckoning. In the final tableau, all of the animals appear as constellations in the night sky that enfolds the cabin, giving a timeless, ancient quality to the lullaby. A passage toward sweet dreams, with enough variety in the imagery for repeat visits.

- KirkusReviews.com