Adapted from the Italian original, this picture book imagines a mythical world in which animals’ nightmares take literal form, yet the scariest place of all is the dreamless Island of Shadows, the domain of extinct creatures.
If an animal could dream, what shape would its nightmare take? Would it be furry, or scaly, or drooly? Or would it be mysteriously devoid of any form? In this picture book, adapted from the Italian original, animals’ nightmares take literal shape, yet the scariest place of all is the Island of Shadows, the domain of extinct creatures whose dreams have disappeared. As the “doctor of nightmares” chillingly explains to the Tasmanian tiger, “once you are gone, there is no coming back.”