By: Gary Wright - Lyric Pop/Akashic Books, $16.30
Description: Gary Wrights hit song is reimagined as a fantastical picture book to delight dreamers of all ages.
Verdict: Dream Weaver is a vibrantly illustrated picture book based on Gary Wrights 1975 breakout single from his platinum-selling album The Dream Weaver, which has sold over two million copies.
Dream Weaver peaked at #2 on Billboards Hot 100 chart and reached #1 in Canada. The songs popularity continued long after its release, and in 1991, Wright recorded a new version for the Waynes World soundtrack; the soundtrack reached #1 on Billboards soundtrack album chart and also sold over two million copies.
Dream Weaver continues to appear in films and TV shows to this day.
With lyrics by Gary Wright and illustrations by Rob Sayegh Jr., this magical picture book follows a little boys dream of a train that takes him all the way to the moon.
Poised to become a bedtime classic, Dream Weaver is the perfect opportunity for parents to share this timeless song and will surely spark the imaginations of young and old alike.
A song that sticks in your head the moment you start to sing or hum its highly addictive, free flowing chorus (and yes, I am now doing it as I type these words!), what illustrator Sayegh Jr. has done it create his artwork for the book through a colorful dreamscape lens.
Meaning the colors are gently faded, the lines not overly sharp, the images of the characters of a single-dimension and thus has brought forth the most perfect 70s-esque vibe for the song that, even today, makes people close their eyes and dream; no matter where they are.
About the Author - Gary Wright is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his multiplatinum hits Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive.
Before his solo album The Dream Weaver was released in 1975, Wright played in the London music scene with the heavy rock band Spooky Tooth and also collaborated with both George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The Dream Weaver was certified platinum, with its hit single Dream Weaver reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Wright continues to perform live as a solo act, as well as with both Spooky Tooth and Ringo Starrs All-Starr Band. His autobiography, Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison, was published in 2014.
Rob Sayegh Jr. is an author and illustrator who loves creating playful worlds with funny characters to make families giggle together. He is a professional snack taste-tester, falls in love with every dog he meets, and enjoys finding and creating new textures for his artwork.
Sayegh has spent most of his life designing toys to encourage kids to constantly play, learn, and imagine new possibilities. He currently lives with his family in San Francisco, California.
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