You can kind of get a taste for how amazing this book is by the front cover. Each illustration is some sort of fantastical imaginary scene that draws you in and demands a second look.
While the subject matter is way above a two-year old's head, Juliet still enjoyed staring at the illustrations. An older child--maybe an 8 or 9 year old--would really love this book. The surreal images invite the reader to imagine a world where anything is possible.
Each illustration is accompanied by text that begins, "Imagine a day..." Here are a few examples of what follows:
"...when you can dive down through branches or swim up to the sun."
"...when you forget how to fall."
"...when we build a moat, not to keep strangers out, but to welcome them in."
But my very favorite has to be this one:
"Imagine a day...when a book swings open on silent hinges, and a place you've never seen before welcomes you home."
That's the kind of day I like.
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