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Danny Blue's Really Excellent Dream

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About the Story

Danny Blue lives in a world where everything is blue. And while there are many different shades and hues, everything is essentially the same. But then one night Danny sees something in a dream that is unlike anything else. He tried to describe it, but no one can understand what he means, and so he decides to create the thing he saw in his Really Excellent Dream (or R.E.D.).

Danny Blue's Really Excellent Dream is a book about creativity, comfort zones - and colour from author/illustrator Max Landrak. Read by favourite storyteller, Lyall Brooks, this story about a curious and inventive boy will make kids think about how each of us sees the world.

A wonderfully illustrated, off-beat story about invention, dreams and thinking outside the box!


*captions available. 
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge P-2 list. 
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.

Story Details



    Max Landrak


    Lyall Brooks


    Lothian Children's Books, Hachette Australia
    Australia, 2017


Change, Courage, Emotions, Environment, Environment, Family Life, Imagination, NSW PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)



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