This class was awesome with great instruction from teacher Sterling. My 5 year old ended the class with an awesome N-ninja picture and he felt inspired and able to show his sibling how to draw ninjas. We will be back for more!
Let the Dreaming Begin!
The 2nd book in the Little Dreamer Series, this children’s story peeks into a child’s mind as he dreams of all the things he wants to be when he grows up. With the help of imagination, your little dreamer can be anything or EVERYTHING they want to be. Enjoy 32-pages filled with colorful illustrations that radiate like the rising sun and a story that captivates and inspires kids to live all their dreams.
With this book, you and your child will
- Learn how a child can use imagination to experience their future.
- See how nurturing a child’s creativity inspires confidence.
- Observe how parents reading a book with their child becomes quality family fun time and an opportunity for conversation with your child.
- Discover how encouraging your son or daughter to explore their talents and dreams opens their imagination to possibilities.
- Enjoy watching how your child will see a likeness of themself as they become enraptured by the illustrations and story.
Wake Up, Little Dreamer is the second book in the Little Dreamer series for young creatives and emerging leaders. Like the first book, Goodnight, Little Dreamer, it aims to keep their minds inspired and their “little lights” shining. It’s the perfect bedtime story, or anytime storybook, for kids between ages 2-8.
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Little Dreamer Books
Promotes positive action for children with an aim to energize, enlighten, and empower young readers to keep their minds inspired.
Little Dreamers Character Art
Kids attending my art sessions will gain extra practice, speaking confidence, and have fun building on their drawing skills.
Little Dreamer Author-Artist School Visits
Discover how spending quality time with your child can bridge the gap between generations. Read Alouds and Art sessions available.
I loved that the class was interactive and laid back enough for our 6-year old to feel comfortable. After class, he jumped and said, “THAT WAS AMAZING! Please sign me up for all the other classes with Mr. Sterling.”
My son has really enjoyed taking classes with Mr. Sterling. Sign up! You will not regret it!
Best art class ever! My 7 & 8 year old loved Teacher Sterling – he is fun, kind and really talented. I’ve never seen my kids interact so much in class. He made them feel comfortable. We have now signed up for every one of his classes for the near future!
Our son has taken multiple classes with Mr. Sterling and loves each one. Perhaps the greatest testament to this is that he often practices what he learned in class later in the day, trying to further hone his skills and remember just how Mr. Sterling taught him how to draw something. Simply put, he loves each class proud of his drawing and excited to build on his skills. Mr. Sterling creates a great environment in which students are supported and celebrated and his skillful instruction enables students to make some impressive drawings and fall further in love with making art.
Mr. Sterling does an amazing job guiding students step-by-step through the drawing process. He empowers them to draw things they previously wouldn’t have thought possible–and he does this both through his skilled instruction and the warm and welcoming environment he creates for his students. We highly recommend his classes for any student interested in art.
This class is AMAZING! Sterling is a fantastic teacher and is nurturing a love of art for my son. Thank you!
Sterling is so cool and immediately is able to engage with and erapture kids. My daughter loved his class and right away asked to sign up for more!
Wow, he was a master teacher with perfect pacing, excellent rapport with learners, and inclusive style, and such a positive vibe. Our daughter, age 5, loved the class and felt so empowered and inspired. We’ll be seeking more classes with this professional soon! We loved that he used an ice breaker, lots of positive attention, cuing, and feedback, and after class chat to ensure that it was student-centered. He put that YAY in her Friday!
My daughter LOVED this class. She was captivated the entire time with Mr. Sterling’s instruction. It’s the most complex and detailed drawing that she’s ever made. She loved his style. She describes his style as fun, kind, and knowing how to explain things in ways she can understand.
My son LOVED this class! He said to give it a “gazillion” stars. The teacher was wonderful and he can’t wait to sign up again!
Sterling is an awesome art teacher. My daughter has taken over 30 of his classes and absolutely loves his teaching. He’s great with young kids, the cartoon style and letter/number anchor make it accessible, and his engaging, fun style makes the kids laugh. Fantastic!
Mr. Sterling is incredibly patient and positive with all the kids, no matter their level of drawing ability. Our five-year-old had a great time and even asked to watch the recording so he could practice his drawing a few more times. So glad to have found this class!
Great class as always. My son told me today that class with Sterling was the best part of the week!
Mr. Sterling was AWESOME! Our 5 year old son just finished his first class about an hour ago and he’s still talking about it.
Sterling Freeman is a gem! He teaches an incredible art class and as soon as it ends my daughter always asks me to sign up for another one! I am so impressed with her drawings, all guided by Sterling’s expertise. She has soared to new heights of creativity and artistic capability under his guidance. We look forward to many future art classes with Sterling!
Great class. My son is a much more confident artist since starting classes with Sterling. We take 2-3 classes with him each week and will continue to do so.
Our son does not like to draw. Does not like to colour. Does not like to write. He LOVED Sterling and his drawing class! So much so, that he now asks to do all of Sterling’s classes. I am so grateful! Thank you Sterling, you are amazing!
My daughter loves Mr. Sterling. We have signed up for several of his classes and he never disappoints! My daughter’s creations are always so amazing! Thanks, Mr. Sterling!
My daughter is more confident, expressive, creative, and skilled after taking his amazing classes. She loves his approaches and course offerings. He’s such a special teacher and so gifted!
My boys are always excited when I tell them I signed them up for Mr. Freeman’s class! Have taken several classes and he never disappoints. My boys are so proud of their drawings too! Thank you Mr. Freeman!
This book is a wonderful read! We are very excited to see what is next in the little light series!
Kimberly Solomon – Our favorite bedtime story
The artwork, story, sweetness of this book is a long term keep for my grandson. He loves reading it and totally relates to the little boy. Would highly recommend it.
Gritty Mama – Precious book for my Grandson
I’ve heard such great reviews about this book and so I ordered one. Can’t wait to share with my grandbabies!!!
Joydantz – Waiting with Great Anticipation
I have known the author personally for awhile now. His talent clearly shines through in this book. It is a great one for children, especially for those who have challenges with falling asleep (many other books to help with that, but this one can be read to the youngsters while they are snuggled up under the covers while the adult quietly and soothingly works through the pages). Very highly recommended.
Mark Lunday – Terrific work, excellent illustrations
It’s hard for my girls to settle at night too, so it’s great to have a story that shows them how to use their imaginations to get the rest they (AND THEIR PARENTS) need!
La Guardia Cross – Imagination for the WIN!
As a mom of a 5 year old, this is basically our life every day. My kiddo loves reading it and the illustrations are great!
I truly enjoyed reading this book. The illustrations were impeccable and the story had an inspirational message. The connection between the mother and her child is a special God given gift and the author was able to capture that in this delightful children’s book.
Candace Leverette – Great Book!
I had the opportunity to witness the passion and literary works of Sterling Freeman at the AAUW Reads virtual read-along program last week. Immediately after the AAUW Reads program, I ordered Sterling Freeman’s book through Amazon because I knew my 10-year old nephew, also named Sterling, would be over-the-moon happy to read a book authored by a young black male who shared his namesake. His parents and I were prepared for his generic level of excitement but we weren’t prepared for the inspirational fireworks that followed when he saw the main character and his name on the cover. His immediate response was, “His name is Sterling and he looks just like me!” He literally gushed at the illustrations on every single page. We knew right away from my nephew’s star struck response that he had captured the dreamer’s spirit the author talked so passionately about during the program.
Diedre Hobbs - Little Dreamers Captures Literary Excellence
One of my favorite parts of the story is the caring role of the mother who is there for her son and provides a very gracious solution to his problem. The beauty of the illustrations provides the reader with an amazing vision that will not soon be forgotten. The big eyes of the characters and even the brightness of the room will keep this story on the nightstands of many bedrooms for years to come.
Lena Murrill-Chapman – Little Dreamer