Remarkably, Denton has found something both new and true to say about a young child's dreams. Dorothy doesn't like to go to sleep--she's afraid she'll miss something. When she does drift off, after everyone else, she has ""small, pale dreams. . .cold, sour dreams."" Then, just before she wakes, she has a tag end of a dream so tantalizingly lovely that she decides to go to bed early the next night to dream the whole dream--which she does, without missing any of it. A notably perceptive observer, Denton conveys Dorothy's wakeful exuberance, her patient family, and her evanescent dreams with deft, delicate line and wash.