Amazing, Delightful, Happy Dreamer

March 23, 2017

Amazing, Delightful, Happy Dreamer

Author Peter Reynolds is redefining what ADHD stands for. In his world, and in his new picture book, Happy Dreamer, it's simply an acronym for Amazing Delightful Happy Dreamer. This week, we talk with Peter and educator Lester Laminack about how we can encourage dreamers of all forms to feel included, engaged, and welcomed whether it's at home, in the classroom, or on the playground.

Additional Resources:


  • Peter H. Reynolds is an author and illustrator of children's books, including The DotIshThe North Star, and Happy Dreamer. He is also the founder of the educational media company FableVision.
  • Lester Laminack is an award-winning author and educator and Professor Emeritus from Western Carolina University where he taught writing workshop, children's literature, and reading. 

Special thanks:

  • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
  • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan and Christopher Johnson
  • Produced by Emily Morrow

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