Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Review of Imagine by Bart Vivian

For ages 4 and up
Reprinted in 2013 by Beyond Words an imprint of Simon and Schuster Originally published in 1998.

32 Pages

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Imagine what could be...

In this lovely, short book, the reader is invited to look at everyday experiences and imagine what they could be.  
The author shows an ordinary event on one page and when the page is turned, the event is shown as what it could be with some imagination.  For example, on one page a young girl looks admiringly at a ballerina figurine. When the page is turned, the same girl is a beautiful ballerina performing on stage in front of a large audience. 
A small boy imagines himself traveling across the ocean on an adventure as he plays with a toy boat. 

The illustrations are beautifully done and are reminiscent of Brian Selznick. 

Imagine is a great reminder to children and adults alike to never stop imagining what could be.  It could be used nicely as a class read aloud, a snuggly lap read or as a gift for a recent graduate.

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