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Tulip: The Dog that Ate Nightmares Review


Tulip The Dog that Ate Nightmares by Quek Sue Yian, Khairul Azmir Shoib (Illustrator)

The Dog that Ate Nightmares is based on Sue Yian’s pug, the real Tulip, the story has been given a whole new world on paper with the art of Khairul Azmir Shoib aka Meme.

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This was an Eastercon buy. I was browsing this lovely publisher’s place (it had a lot of Indian and various Asian books) and saw this. It has a brave dog, and it is a pug, so I had to buy it for a friend.

And of course, I ended up reading it, because it is short and an illustrated book. It has a very Tim Burton style of artwork/illustrations, and some look almost like a collage from magazines. It does capture very well the whole “dog that eats nightmares” feel and reminds me a tiny bit of Coraline.

The story talks about how this little dog is always hungry, but Tulip has a secret, she eats nightmares! The book takes you through the characters and why the little girl loves Tulip and what makes her so special (Tulip).

I enjoyed the hopeful idea that dogs eat our nightmares and that their company makes us feel safer. There is a good side to owning a dog and their company is good theraphy so that this book is not just imagination. I don’t know if my own dog eats nightmares (I don’t think so, as I still have nightmares), but I do sleep better when she’s around and I can feel her warmth against myself.

Considering this isn’t your uusal children’s book I found it very intriguing and I am glad I bought it.

4 thoughts on “Tulip: The Dog that Ate Nightmares Review”

  1. Wonderful review! I love your opinion on the book.
    I enjoy your work so much that I have subscribed to your blog. 🙂

  2. That’s funny, my mom’s dog has been sleeping in my room over the past few months and he IS a nightmare. All jokes aside, this book looks really cute. Where would we be without our pets? 🙂

    1. Woops 😛 Some dogs can be a nightmare rather than help eat the nightmares, but this was a really cute book.

      1. Well, he did get up on my bed and sleep next to me all morning, so that was pretty sweet. I guess I’m still sad because my own dog (who used to sleep in my room) died a little while ago and I’m still depressed about it.

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