Goodnight Sandman

Daniela Drescher

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  • The classic story of the sandman is reimagined by bestselling children's illustrator Daniela Drescher
  • A perfect bedtime story for encouraging sweet dreams and banishing nightmares
  • Drescher paints a luminous world of stars, magic and sleepy dust

A beautiful bedtime tale with luminous illustrations by much-loved artist Daniela Drescher. Can Jacob the Sandman collect the magic dream sand so that the children of the world can dream happy dreams?

230 x 202 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
26 pages
Publication date:
20 Sep 2018


Every evening, when the sun sets and everyone else is going to bed, Jacob the Sandman wakes up and starts work.

Then one night Jacob sleeps too deeply and wakes up late! He rushes to Dream Sand Hill but there, atop the pile of dream sand, is a scary Night Monster, snoring his terrible snore.

Jacob the Sandman must collect the magic dream sand so that the children of the world can dream happy dreams. Fortunately, the Night Monster turns out to be not so scary after all.

This beautiful bedtime tale is perfect for encouraging sweet dreams and banishing nightmares. The luminous illustrations by much-loved artist Daniela Drescher will make this a new night-time favourite.


'The perfect bedtime story to bring sweet dreams and banish nightmares.'
-- Kindling

'A wonderful read, especially for young readers afraid of nightmares. The soft pencil and watercolor illustrations create a soothing atmosphere that flow nicely with the theme of the story. The story is creative and encourages young readers to use their own imaginations. Overall, the words and the illustrations work together beautifully to create a story that will delight any young child.'
-- BYU Children's Book and Media Review

'A lovely story of open-mindedness and friendship that relates its message to the reader with a light touch. Drescher’s dreamy illustrations are sweet and sleepy, depicting a world of magical creatures that invites you to visit it in your sleep.'
-- Youth Services Book Review, 5 Stars


Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children’s painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 30 children’s books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world. As well as books, Daniela’s artwork appears on stationery, homeware and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories and the Pippa and Pelle board books.
She is also the illustrator of stunning fairy tale anthologies An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk.

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