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Just to be a contrarian, why are we always encouraging kids to think ridiculous things? Shouldn't we be encouraging our kids to think about interesting things? Beige furniture and giant cars woven out of spaghetti are both pretty boring thoughts from my point of view.

Agreed. There's something slightly condescending about the book -- about an adult trying to think of awesome `childlike' things, and only coming up with outlandishness.

I've tried encouraging my children to remember and write down their dreams, and my impression (they might disagree!) is that the ones which struck them the most are those which were unlike reality in some small, but important way; not those which were simply bizarre.

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