A book about creativity, comfort zones - and colour.
A story about a curious and inventive boy that will make kids think about how each of us sees the world.
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.).
A wonderfully illustrated, off-beat story about invention, dreams and thinking outside the box.
***A CBCA Notable Book***
'Max Landrak's first children's book is a delight . . . bound to bring forth giggles' BOOKS+PUBLISHING
'Danny brings a powerful message of welcoming imagination and diversity. With charisma, wit and subtle artfulness, Danny Blue's Really Excellent Dream is a colourful story perfect for showing children from age four that embracing dreams and openmindedness can make the world of difference.'
Max Landrak's first children's book is a delight . . . bound to bring forth giggles - BOOKS+PUBLISHING
Highly recommended . . . This delightful book, like a fable, will engender much discussion - ReadPlus
Sometimes really special books come along and this is one. In a blue world, Danny starts to dream in colour. A magical tale with gorgeous illustrations. This book will become a favourite. - CAIRNS POST
one that parents will enjoy reading to the kids at bedtime - MANLY DAILY
Danny brings a powerful message of welcoming imagination and diversity. With charisma, wit and subtle artfulness, DANNY BLUE'S REALLY EXCELLENT DREAM is a colourful story perfect for showing children from age four that embracing dreams and open-mindedness can make the world of difference. - Reading Time
Max Landrak is an art director, writer and illustrator who has lived in Oslo, London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore. His quirky sense of humour has been recognised at international advertising award shows including Cannes Lions, The One Show and D&AD. He once made a short film about baked beans (a Tropfest finalist) and ran a marathon in Havana, Cuba. Max was born in the far north of Norway, and despite spending most of his adult life in Australia, can still build a mean snowman and a habitable snowcave. His acclaimed first book, DANNY BLUE'S REALLY EXCELLENT DREAM, was published in 2017.