The story takes place "on a night of a million stars and a million dreams." A young boy falls asleep, then illustrator and author Joel Nakamura takes him on a journey of shifting identities, landscapes and experiences. I Dreamed I Was A Dog is Nakamura's follow-up to Go West, his award-winning children's book from 2015. I Dreamed I Was A Dog is available at bookstores from the local Leaf Storm Press.
"Children can find and discover new things in each picture," says Nakamura, who hopes the book will be a bedtime favorite. "As they look they say, Oh, I didn't see that before -- those stars are actually starfish, those meteors are dog bones!"