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Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. In seven vignettes, a child holds or views an object or an animal while Vivian exhorts him/her to think expansive thoughts and be carried to great heights. A boy stands in a treehouse. Turn the page, and he is a king standing tall on a castle parapet. A girl looks through a glass window at a mechanical ballerina. Turn the page, and she is onstage in an elegant tutu. A boy sees a fire truck, and on the next page, he is a hero rescuing a child. See a horse, and ride the open range. Hold a toy boat, and travel the seas. Draw a dragon, and become a dragon slayer. Walk a fallen log, and become a trapeze artist. The constant exhortations are more appropriate to an audience of adults in a motivation class than children. No dream depicted is out of the ordinary, and in too many instances, gender stereotyping prevails. The drawings, in black and white (for the prompts) or color (for the dreams), lack spark, and in too many of them, Vivian depicts the (mostly Caucasian) children and their grown-up counterparts from the back, precluding any attempts at empathy. Seek adventure elsewhere. This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442445468
  • Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Bart Vivian was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents encouraged his imagination to flourish at an early age through his drawing. He later received a BFA in visual communication from the University of Kansas. Over the years he was worked as a freelance illustrator and muralist in several states and continues to work on his art. He especially loves to share his drawings, paintings, and stories with his daughter, Adalyn. Mr. Vivian lives and works in the Chicago area.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Delightful book for children and adults

    This book contains a wonderful message of imagination and self expression that are brought to life on each page. The author's vivid drawings seem unbound by conventional standards and that meshes well with the tone of the book. No limits. Dream Big. Imagine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    A Beautiful Children's Book with a Wonderful Message

    Imagine is a book that every young child should have. The use of both black and white and color images make this book a treasure. This book will teach your children to dream and be creative. A lesson that every child needs. This is a beautiful book. You will not be disappointed in purchasing it.

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