Story Time Saturday: A Cloak for the Dreamer by Aileen Friedman




A Cloak For The DreamerA Cloak for the Dreamer 
written by Aileen Friedman
published by Scholastic Press, 1994

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Did I enjoy this book: 
Well, my son likes it.

My mother went to a used book sale at an elementary school and came home with this book, which I think was used as a way to teach basic geometry. It’s a neat, though not at all original, story, but my son doesn’t care a bit for the mathy parts. Perhaps in a few years he’ll want to understand why you can’t sew circles together and why triangles and hexagons work better, but for now, he just likes the colors and the pictures.

I, on the other hand, like that hidden in the mathy bits is a lesson that you don’t have to be what your parents want you to be–you have to be who you are, and that’s okay.


Would I recommend it: I don’t think I’d go out and buy this for a children’s home library, but it’s not a terrible addition considering we got it for free.


About the book – from Goodreads: Once there was a tailor who had three fine sons. Whenever his older sons Ivan and Alex weren’t working, they practiced measuring, cutting, and sewing. But Misha, the youngest, spent every moment poring over maps of the world and dreaming of traveling far and wide.