Icicle Dreams

And Discovers Dreams Do Come True

Children - Picture Book
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/03/2018
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Author Biography

R. W. Thompson received his B. S. in Education from Westfield State University before embarking on a career teaching U. S. History, World History, Latin America History and World Geography at the middle school level for fifteen years. During that time period he earned his Master of Educational Administration degree and served as an elementary principal in a school with grades K-8 for seventeen years. He is now retired and lives with his wife in Westfield, MA
Icicle Dreams is the third book in the Icicle Series about a little female penguin who lives with her family on the southern tip of South America. Icicle's personality is modeled after the author's seven year old granddaughter's personality and each book is about something that she is experiencing at the time. Icicle Dreams came about because my granddaughter wanted to dance, but thought it was too hard until we had a conversation about dreams and goals!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Icicle is back with her family in the storybook Icicle Dreams (And Discovers Dreams Do Come True) by R.W. Thompson. Icicle wanted to be famous like her older sister, Fluffy, who was a good swimmer and faster than a leopard seal. Icicle was not a good swimmer and the only time she went in the sea was to find food. When Icicle was growing, she noticed she was taller than her friends and her flippers were longer than that of her friends’ flippers, and the feathers at her neck were turning yellow, the mark of an Emperor Penguin. She liked flying but Icicle knew that penguins could not fly. Icicle decided to ask her adult friends to give her ideas on what she could do to become famous. What does Icicle choose to do to become famous? Will her dreams come true?

The story is magical and the illustrations by the author bring out the whimsy in the tale and the scenes perfectly, making it an enchanting read. The charming pictures give the characters a personality and individuality of their own and make the scenes vivid to young readers. The story conveys a beautiful message and will make children work towards fulfilling their dreams, just like Icicle. It is a good story to encourage children to pursue what they want to achieve. Parents and tutors can use this book at home and in classrooms for storytelling sessions to motivate and give confidence to youngsters to follow their dreams and see the magic happen in their lives.

Pat Laptew Jemiolo

It sounds like a wonderful book for children to read. I have no grandchildren but I do purchase books 2 a year for our library so the children have new ones to read. I will be going shopping soon to get them.