Dreaming of Arizona tells the story of Holly the Hawk, who does not want to go to sleep. When she finally does doze off, she dreams that she can travel back in time. Holly goes on an exciting journey and sees dinosaurs, ancient reptiles, ice-age animals, and Native Americans. Her dream is based on real animals and people that lived in Arizona.
This is the simplified board book version for kids ages 0-4. You can find the hardcover version for kids ages 5-9 Here.
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About the Author / Illustrator:
Grant Collier has been working as a photographer and writer since 1996 and is the author of 16 books. Grant spent many months photographing throughout Arizona to capture the images for this book. He also traveled to Costa Rica to photograph a tropical jungle similar to the one that once existed in Arizona.
Grant carefully blended Stephanie’s artwork into his images. He adjusted the lighting and shadows on the people and animals to match the lighting in the photographs.
Stephanie Lowman has been sketching and painting for over thirty years. Bringing to life past and present scenes from Arizona was one of her most challenging tasks. Stephanie studied fossils of prehistoric creatures and compared them to fossils of living animals to learn how they might have looked. She then spent countless hours drawing all of the animals and people line-by-line.