Imagine a Day

Imagine a Day

by Sarah L. Thomson, Rob Gonsalves

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Imagine a day when your swing swings you higher than the highest treetops. Imagine a day when you can ride your bike up a path of falling leaves into the very tree they are falling from. Imagine a day when you release a handful of blue balloons into a cloudy, gray sky to create a postcard-perfect day. Imagine a day when the ordinary becomes the extraordinary...a day when anything is possible.

Imagine a Day is the companion book to the critically acclaimed Imagine a Night, which School Library Journal declared "a fascinating foray into the imagination." Renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves once again stretches the limits of visual exploration with his breathtaking paintings and encourages parents and children alike to look beyond the limits of the everyday world and imagine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442436787
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Series: Imagine a...
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,054,647
File size: 47 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sarah L. Thomson's other books include The Dragon's Son, which was named one of the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror books of 2001 by Voice of Youth Advocates; Stars and Stripes; and Imagine a Night. She lives in Maine.

Rob Gonsalves grew up drawing images from his imagination. Before becoming a full-time artist, Mr. Gonsalves worked as an architect. He began exhibiting paintings in Toronto in 1990, and his work is now shown throughout North America and beyond. His picture books are Imagine a Place, Imagine a Night, and Imagine a Day, which was the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary award. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Imagine a Day 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I encountered, Imagine A Day, at my Barnes & Noble home away from home on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. What a wonderful and mind expanding book. It should be on the shelf of every school library and the night table of children and parents alike.
Racheguevara on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book took my breath away when I read it. The illustrations are stunning illusions that make you take a second look. Each picture has a something written about it that captures the imagery of the picture, and the rhyming scheme makes it wonderfully poetic. This is definitely one of my most loved picture books. It has won the Governor General's Literary Award (Children's Literature-Illustration, 2005), and it's well deserved!!
keatkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's all about the illustrations in this visual feast for the imagination. Skip the text and project the images with a document camera for optimal effect. Reminiscent of M.C. Escher's work and Chris Van Allsburg's "Mysteries of Harris Burdick."
JNSelko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kids just LOVE this book!
Andreawallin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reaction: This is a visual delight! The large paintings encourage the reader to immerse herself into the inspiring scenes, believing that anything is possible. Images of children climbing trees that are really reflections of trees in a lake or of a girl watching a blue balloon float into a sky filled with blue balloons¿the stunning images are imaginative and evoke creative and dream-filled discussion.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fascinating book of optical illusions encourages the viewer's imagination. The words are secondary; the final comment, however, leads one to realize that all books encourage you to imagine another world. Children don't need to read the words to be entranced and want to share the pictures.
hpatey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful book! The coffee table isn't quite the right place - it needs a display stand to itself so it can be looked at whenever one passes by. I sees something new every time I have a good look at a painting. (A calendar with these paintings would be a lovely idea!)
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I love this book - and the companions to it. It is a great gift to the child that is starting to read. It is also great for a pre-reader for looking at the pictures and making up their own story. I will buy this one for all my younger nieces and nephews - what a great way to link imagination and reading!
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