I have the the pleasure to review the children’s book Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams by Gwen Jackson.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for purposes of review. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure here.
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams is inspired by Navajo/Diné Culture and Folklore was released by author Gwen Jackson. Extensive research was put into this beautifully illustrated book that will surely delight young and old.
Set in the American Southwest is the story of Lump Lump a little black bear that wasn’t ready to sleep! Mama bear with the help of the wise Blue Bird, and their animal friends gather materials for Spider Woman so she can weave him a Blanket of Dreams. They enlist her help to weave a blanket. Did you know that the blanket was inspired by Barbara Teller Ornelas, a sixth generation Navajo weaver? Fascinating!
Ms. Jackson has done a superb job of tying into the story line Navajo culture, and the Southwestern wildlife. This children’s book with animals, and vivid colors is the perfect bedtime story for little ones that don’t want to go to sleep! My son often fusses about going to bed but when we pull this book out it’s all about him being immersed in Lump Lump’s adventures with lessons in kindness, friendship and team work.
This book is beautiful tribute to Native American folktale, and should be in everyone’s home or school library.
As a momma I am always looking to compliment a book that we read at home. I’m excited to share that Gwen Jackson has extension activities for her book. You can find the author’s activities on her website here.
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: FriesenPress (September 27, 2016)