Welcome to our blog.

This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ever have a nightmare?  Of course you have, we all have.
Now you can find out who you should blame for your bad dreams, and who you can thank for your good dreams.

All you need to know about our little-understood world of dreams and nightmares is explained in this amusing fantasy tale, which revolves around the four human members of the Jackson family – together with their cat, Jackson – who all dwell in a house known as “Jacksonville”.

The story introduces you to the Dremlocks (dream releasers) and the Inkybyes (dream demons) and you will discover some astonishing facts about hamsters.

Following a visit to the International Pet Emporium, Pa Jackson and his son, Jacques, return home with a newly-acquired pet hamster of their very own. But there is more to the larger-than-life proprietor, Mister Laurie Van Rentaal, than meets the eye and this will turn out to be not their only meeting with the gigantic Dutchman.

As events unfold leading up to and beyond Fathers’ Day, find out what happens when Pa Jackson decides to celebrate his special day with The Great Jacksonville Cheesefest, whereupon his family’s ultimate dreams develop into their most horrendous nightmares ever…

We loved this book.  I especially love Sjaak the hamster.  He helps keep the Inkybyes away.  The Dutchman with his igvana (iguana) is also a fun character.   
The Jacksons are a great family.  They just need to learn to stay away from cheese.  The cheese celebration on Father's Day was a hoot.  Wait till you find out what happens when the neighbors come over...think a dog and a cat.

A great book, I think all kids will have a good time reading this story.  Not too scary.

we rate it 5 ice cream cones


  1. I love the sound of this book! Thanks for sharing : ) I am fascinated by dreams! ~ F

  2. I have read the book and its fantastic to say the least! :-)