Dream Big

A Mythic Fable About Animals Who Discover How To Live Their Best Life

Children - Picture Book
48 Pages
Reviewed on 02/02/2020
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Author Biography

Best Selling, Award-Winning Author, Kat Kronenberg wrote the books she needed as a girl. Books to help lay an emotional, social foundation for every age, so that we have tools to live our best life no matter what.
The Heroic Journey, the African Animals, in her books take, alongside her website, give readers fun, dynamic ways to LIVE BIG together. Albert Einstein said, "If we look deep into nature, we will understand everything better." Kat's books use nature as a window to show us how to be the hero of our stories while creating connection, communication, and collaboration. The books are Mythological Fables, origin stories with a takeaway, so kids can see their choices while learning new things.
Her LIVE BIG Trilogy, DREAM BIG (2017), LOVE BIG (2019), & THINK BIG (May 2020), is a must-have for every family and classroom!
Kat lives in Austin with her husband and is the proud parent of two amazing boys, two beautiful adopted nieces, four fantastic grandchildren, and two four-legged friends.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jacob R LaMar for Readers' Favorite

Dream Big is a children’s picture book written by Kat Kronenberg and illustrated by Stephanie Dehennin. This is a tale about a group of animals living in the African savannah such as a caterpillar, a tadpole and a flamingo and the different things they wish for their life. While looking at the stars in the sky, each one wishes for the thing they truly desire; one wants to fly, one to dance and one to be beautiful. Amongst all this heartfelt wishing, there is a cranky baboon who rains on each animal’s parade simply because he can, though his attitude slowly changes as he sees each animal's dream start to come true. Gradually, the baboon realizes his one true wish and begins a transformation from the inside. The only question remaining is can he accept himself and believe that he too deserves a happy ending?

The narrative in Dream Big is a well-thought-out and empowering story about accepting yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible dreams you hold dear. It encourages young readers to believe in themselves and suggests that anything is possible if you want it enough. I enjoyed the powerful foundation of the story and relished the Lion King-like setting. Dehennin does a fantastic job of capturing the author's words in vivid full-page illustrations. The dialogue in this book is mostly well-written. Altogether, Dream Big is a wonderful example of what an author and illustrator can achieve when they are both invested in the strengthening of young minds and spirits.

Kat Kronenberg

I wrote the books I needed as a girl. Books to help lay an emotional, social foundation for every age, so that we have tools to live their best life no matter what. The Heroic Journey, the African Animals, in my books take, alongside my website, hopefully give readers fun, dynamic ways to LIVE BIG together. Albert Einstein said, "If we look deep into nature, we will understand everything better." Kat's books use nature as a window to show us how to be the hero of our stories while creating connection, communication, and collaboration. The books are Mythological Fables, origin stories with a takeaway, so kids can see their choices while learning new things. I hope you enjoy!