Imagine! by Colon, Raul (#1089ER8)



by Colon, Raul
Hardcover Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018


From the Publisher
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids
A Bookpage Best Book

"This fine book provides not only exposure to art...but also an example of a boy--a boy of color, a boy in America--with a passion for fine art." --The New York Times

"The prosaic world of the city boy we transformed into a realm of wonder not by a quirk of quantum physics but by exposure to fine art." --The Wall Street Journal

"A joyful, wordless exploration of artistic discovery." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"Colon's latest again challenges readers to discover inspiration through ingenious means...beautifully euphoric." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Captures the drama of a personal artistic experience and the lasting impact it can irresistible invitation to creativity." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"A delightful wordless tribute to the arts with a magical touch." --Booklist (starred review)

"Colon's vibrant scenes make it clear that visiting works of art can breathe magic into the everyday and inspire further creativity afterward." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Six starred reviews for New York Times bestselling artist Raul Colon's wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination, which "hums with and jubilation" (The Horn Book, starred review).

After passing a city museum many times, a boy finally decides to go in. He passes wall after wall of artwork until he sees a painting that makes him stop and ponder. Before long the painting comes to life and an afternoon of adventure and discovery unfolds, changing how he sees the world ever after.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 06/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 09/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/15/18
  • New York Times, 09/16/18
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 06/25/18
  • School Library Connection starred, 11/01/18
  • School Library Journal starred, 07/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-48146-273-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48146-273-0
  • LCCN: 2017-000920
  • Follett Number: 1089ER8
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Lexile: NP