Friday, September 4, 2015

Let's Imagine: 5 Picture Books of Wonder




from The Wonder
Hanson, Faye. (2015).  The Wonder. London, UK: Templar.

A boy, distracted with head full of wonder, walks through life day dreaming.  He wonders “what the crossing guard’s sign would taste like" among other things. He's told: Get your head out of the clouds. No day dreaming. Pay attention...  Encouraged by his art teacher, he realizes that he can use his imagination to make art. Then the shift happens in the text from sepia colored images to color. This is a début picture book.
Click to view a larger version of this interior spread from The Wonder by Faye Hanson
from The Wonder

BEYOND THE POND

Kuefler, Joseph. (2015). Beyond the Pond. New York:  Balzer + Bray.

A curious boy, bored at home, decides to explore the pond. Ernest D's adventure leads him well beyond the limits of a bit of water. This is a début picture book.

Interior from BEYOND THE POND

from Beyond the Pond


Pool by JiHyeon Lee on BookDragon


from Pool
Lee, JiHyeon. (2015). Pool. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
A boy, a girl, a crowded pool and a bit of imagination is all it takes to transform the mundane into something decidedly different. Wordless wonder.  This is a début picture book.
from Float
Miyares, Daniel. (2015). Float. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
A wordless tale of what happens when a boy, a folded piece of paper and a puddle meet.

from The Whisper
Zagarenski, Pamela. (2015). The Whisper. Boston: HMH.
“You can imagine the words…the stories….There are never any rules…imagining just is.”

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