Daniel’s Dreams: Monster Mountain by Leanne Brown is the story of a boy named Daniel who is feeling worried, he must do something at school that he finds difficult, but when he meets Dex and is taken to the magical world of Monster Mountain, Daniel finds the tools he needs to cope. He notices that some of the monsters are just as worried as he is. When it comes to the big Day at school; will Daniel be able to keep his cool?
Daniel’s Dreams, is a beautiful story about a young boy, Daniel, who is shy, kind and tends to worry about things that happen in his life. It’s his dreams that he enjoys for when he goes to sleep at night, his dreams take him on magical adventures where he meets new people and goes to new places. Then one night Daniel meets Dex, who suddenly appears in his bedroom. Dex takes Daniel to a truly magical place called Monster Mountain. Daniel notices that every thing he meets there is very unique. And while there he notices someone who really needs his help. As he helps his friend Daniel begins to learn how to help himself. The ideas behind this book are to raise awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illnesses in children. The underlying story will offer strategies to cope and show symptoms that can be identifiable to both children and parents. However, there is a lovely story that can be enjoyed without having to focus on the mental wellbeing and illness.