Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Imagine a Place

Thomson, Sarah L. 2008. Imagine a Place. Illustrated by Rob Gonsalves.

Imagine a Place is a companion (or perhaps follow up is the right word) to two previous books: Imagine a Day and Imagine a Night. I've not read those two. The book combines poetic text with beautiful illustrations. Both have the intent to make you think, to engage your mind. For me personally, the illustrations were more effective in that than the text. (I loved the illustrations.)

Here's a sample of the text: Imagine a place...where you bend and sway, leap and land, right where a story begins.

The book is a great example of imagery. And I think it might work better with older readers as opposed to younger because it does ask the reader to think in abstracts.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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