The Dream-Travellers

by Claire Lewis. Shortlistee of the Best Picture Book Text competition 2022

Spread 1

Daddy, I’m not sleepy.

I don’t want to stay in bed.

That’s good, my love–just close your eyes–

We’ll dream-travel instead.



Free to roam the sky–

The whole wide world is ours to see,

Let’s spread our wings and…

Spread 2

[Father and child fly up above a tiny house below.]


We’ll leave behind your bedroom

With its disappearing light,

And ride a blazing trail of dreams

Away into the night.

We’ll fly towards the setting sun–

How good to be alive!

Then plunge beneath the glowing waves,



Spread 3

[They tumble down in a stream of bubbles.]