Dragons Make Good Neighbors is a book with dragons, swords, and ice cream? Yes, ice cream! Ice cream is perfect to calm “the hot in the tummy” as so cute this little boy used to say when he was thirsty and wanted ice cream to eat.
What little boy doesn’t love dragons, swords and…ice cream? And what mother doesn’t love to see their child role playing into this fantastical, yet fleeting years? For almost every Lil’ Dreamer session I ask the parents the same question when choosing a theme. HOW do you want to remember your children when they were still little? It isn’t a rhetorical question. It is a very sincere and heartfelt question.They aren’t going to stay little forever, and they are not going to play pretend the same way as when they were still little. So, how do you want to remember your children when they were still little? We can create a dreamy, playful, magical, fantastical play pretend adventure to help you remember how they were and what they loved when they were little.
This family loves to read literature and fantasy books so it was no wonder when they got excited into encouraging their 5 year old son to write his own story. Something amazing from his little-BIG imagination sprung forward; Dragons Make Good Neighbors. When mom shared the title of her son’s book I was very impressed and excited with possibilities for his session. Dragons! He chose dragons! Imagine castles and princesses, and knight’s in shining armor!
Mom sent me the first couple of lines that day. How adorable! The book talks about the advantages of befriending a dragon. The things the boy and the dragon did together were perfect to recreate in a photographic session. The place was easy to find. I’m always scouting for places to do sessions, so there is this cave-like building in the park that I knew was perfect to set the dragon puppet a friend from church made for a play.
We surprise the boys with the dragon and you can tell from the images it immediately set the tone for little adventurers to have lots of fun!
This is one of my favorite sessions from 2016. I mean, how amazing is that you have a little boy who writes the book which is the inspiration for the session, and that also has an uncle who is a talented illustrator making the sketches for his storybook!
This storybook is going to be their most beloved story to read before bedtime!
One of the conveniences of having a dragon for a neighbor is that when you are in “the want for some smores…the dragon can provide flames for your ‘marshmallors’”.
And here some ice cream for the “hot in the tummy”.
Book coming soon…