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A wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination. 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 changes how he sees the world ever af A wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination. 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 changes how he sees the world ever after.


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A wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination. 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 changes how he sees the world ever af A wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination. 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 changes how he sees the world ever after.

30 review for Imagine!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anbolyn

    This was really creative and so visually stunning. It made me smile all the way through. I love how it illustrates the power of art and the worth in visiting art museums.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    A young boy skateboards across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in this gorgeous wordless picture-book, eventually finding himself in front of the Museum of Modern Art. Going in on a (seeming) impulse, he is astonished by what he sees and engrossed in the artwork around him. Then some of the figures from famous paintings - Matisse's Icarus, Picasso's Three Musicians, and Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy - step off their canvases, and join him on a tour of New York City's sites... A delightful trib A young boy skateboards across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in this gorgeous wordless picture-book, eventually finding himself in front of the Museum of Modern Art. Going in on a (seeming) impulse, he is astonished by what he sees and engrossed in the artwork around him. Then some of the figures from famous paintings - Matisse's Icarus, Picasso's Three Musicians, and Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy - step off their canvases, and join him on a tour of New York City's sites... A delightful tribute to the power of art to inspire us, its ability to lead us on fantastic journeys, Raúl Colón's Imagine! is a worthy follow-up to his Draw! , another wordless picture-book that pays tribute to some of the influences (in that case, a massive tome on Africa) that shaped him as a young artist. As the afterword here makes plain, this is less of an autobiographical tale - apparently, Colón didn't enter MoMA until he was an adult - and more of an imaginative take on how such an experience might have influenced him. The artwork itself, done in watercolors and pencils, is (appropriately enough) simply beautiful. Recommended to Raúl Colón fans, to those who enjoy wordless picture-books, and to anyone looking for children's stories about art, museums and/or New York City.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    A boy ventures into New York City's Museum of Modern Art, and animals and people from many paintings join the boy as he travels around the city. It's a wordless story with beautiful art, and it's full of exuberance and creativity and magic.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    I loved that this book wordlessly showed the power of art and art museums. I loved that a boy, by himself, went to the museum and using his imagination connected to the artwork on the walls.

  5. 4 out of 5

    KC

    Wonderful wordless story of the joy of city living and visiting local museums.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Liza Wiemer

    Mix museum paintings and imagination and you have a clever picture book! Definitely could see this used in the classroom to inspire the imagination.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Bange

    A great personification of how art feeds the soul, this example is visual art... Based loosely on his own experience, Colon wordlessly delivers a magical fantasy about a boy who follows a pigeon on his skateboard from his house to the art museum, where he stops to see what is inside. He experiences the magic of art for the first time, spending the afternooon on adventures with the subjects of three famous paintings: The Sleeping Gypsy (Rousseau), The Three Musicians (Picasso), and Icarus (Matisse A great personification of how art feeds the soul, this example is visual art... Based loosely on his own experience, Colon wordlessly delivers a magical fantasy about a boy who follows a pigeon on his skateboard from his house to the art museum, where he stops to see what is inside. He experiences the magic of art for the first time, spending the afternooon on adventures with the subjects of three famous paintings: The Sleeping Gypsy (Rousseau), The Three Musicians (Picasso), and Icarus (Matisse), until it is time to go home. On the way home, he is inspired to share some of the magic he found in his own backyard/neighborhood. What a stunning book! Using only watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, and lithograph pencils on Arches paper, Colon shows this young man's wonder and transformation in his face, in his arms and legs, in his posture. The pieces of art jump out and back into their framed confines and the boy joins them in their own little world, dancing, singing, and playing joyously and free of life's burdens. The colors are stunning. The scenery is authentic. Simply magical visually! I appreciate the author note in the back. It really serves as a great artist's statement and encourages visiting art museums. Raul Colon, we are kindred spirits because I had a similar epiphany while viewing artwork in a museum for the very first time as an adult in Boston's Museum of Fine Art. I grew up with and bought books about art and enjoyed looking at art, however, it was when I saw my first framed Van Gogh hanging on the wall -- the colors were mind-blowingly vivid! -- that my world was expanded and turned upside down. I don't know why my parents never took us to an art museum while growing up, however this mother has dragged her two daughters to at least one major art museum in every major city that we have visited -- including Boston (I just adore the MFA), Washington DC, New York, Cleveland, San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. I hope others take this book to heart and have their own adventures in Artland... Highly recommended for all ages. This would be especially useful in art and creative writing classes.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dena (Batch of Books)

    This is a wordless picture book about a boy who decides to go to an art museum. As he becomes engrossed in the paintings, the artwork comes to life! I've always loved wordless books. There's a beautiful art to telling a story only through pictures. While I adore the story of a young boy discovering a new passion and having an adventure in an art museum, I also love the subtle message to step outside your comfort zone and experience new things. This is a beautifully illustrated book that kids (and This is a wordless picture book about a boy who decides to go to an art museum. As he becomes engrossed in the paintings, the artwork comes to life! I've always loved wordless books. There's a beautiful art to telling a story only through pictures. While I adore the story of a young boy discovering a new passion and having an adventure in an art museum, I also love the subtle message to step outside your comfort zone and experience new things. This is a beautifully illustrated book that kids (and parents) will enjoy. Snag this one the next time you're at the library! Source: The publisher sent me a copy of this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    This is a beautiful tribute to art and inspires young readers to experience, and then incorporate it into their lives. A boy heads off to the art museum in New York with a box of chalk in his back pocket. At the museum, he gazes at the different pieces of art when one comes alive and dances with him. Soon, the figures from other paintings come to life, and with a colorful group, he heads to the city. When the adventure finally ends and they return to their paintings, the boy uses these experience This is a beautiful tribute to art and inspires young readers to experience, and then incorporate it into their lives. A boy heads off to the art museum in New York with a box of chalk in his back pocket. At the museum, he gazes at the different pieces of art when one comes alive and dances with him. Soon, the figures from other paintings come to life, and with a colorful group, he heads to the city. When the adventure finally ends and they return to their paintings, the boy uses these experiences to let inspiration flow as he heads back into his daily life. The illustrations are gorgeous and carry the entire book without the need for text or words. The illustrator presents New York as a rather brown, fairly monotone world before the boy steps into the museum and the colorful paintings bring brightness and life. The paintings are true to life existing ones, which in itself, presents a possibility for teachers/ parents to open up the world of art to young readers. When the boy heads out into New York with his new found, cheerful friends, they visit various sites and experience different activities, the city has to offer. Those who know New York will feel at home, while others learn a little more about the city. When the boy heads back out of the museum, his adventures complete, the dreary, brownish buildings are back, but the boy now uses his chalk to brighten them up, bringing color into the world with him. The various messages in this book and aspects offer a bounty of discussion material for children. Children are opened up to the world of art, taught how to digest and incorporate it into their lives and even learn other things along the way. I'll admit, the graffiti on the building made me flinch, and while the chalk aspect definitely helps, part of me isn't sure this was the best way to approach things. The other part, the artist, finds it wonderful and wishes all dreary walls were brightened. Hence, the 4.5 stars which I'm rounding up to 5 stars. Summed up, this is a wonderful book which would especially work well in classroom, homeschooling or other group situations. It's an effective and exciting way to introduce kids to the beauty of art and will leave them seeking inspiration of their own. I received a complimentary copy and found the book so original and well done that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    I love this book for several reasons. I love the book because of the gorgeous art. Colon has become one of my favorite illustrators for this reason. The second thing I love about the book is the theme revolving around the power of imagination to help see and experience things we couldn't otherwise. In the book which is wordless, a young boy leaves his home, crosses a bridge, and visits an art museum. But as in so many other books that involve youngsters interacting with art in unusual ways (Jour I love this book for several reasons. I love the book because of the gorgeous art. Colon has become one of my favorite illustrators for this reason. The second thing I love about the book is the theme revolving around the power of imagination to help see and experience things we couldn't otherwise. In the book which is wordless, a young boy leaves his home, crosses a bridge, and visits an art museum. But as in so many other books that involve youngsters interacting with art in unusual ways (Journey by Aaron Becker, and Harold and the Purple Crayon come to mind) things change quickly. Some of the characters interact with the boy and then step out of their frames to go on an adventure with him, outside of the museum. After returning the characters to the museum the boy returns home, but along the way he sees the side of what seems to be an abandoned, lonely looking building. He stops and paints a picture of the adventure he and his 'friends' just went on, finally returning home a changed boy. It was interesting to read about the artist's reasons for creating the book, which he details in his author's note. The choice of characters from real life paintings also makes for some interesting pondering. All in all a wonderful book about the possibilities of art and human creativity.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

    This book reminded me a bit of The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee, because in both books, the paintings come to life, and figures in the paintings come out of the paintings. Imagine is a wordless book in which a young boy visits the Museum of Modern Art, and as he gazes at the paintings, figures from the paintings come out of the paintings and dance with him around the museum, and around New York City. The vibrant, textured paintings are rendered in watercolors, Prismacolor p This book reminded me a bit of The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee, because in both books, the paintings come to life, and figures in the paintings come out of the paintings. Imagine is a wordless book in which a young boy visits the Museum of Modern Art, and as he gazes at the paintings, figures from the paintings come out of the paintings and dance with him around the museum, and around New York City. The vibrant, textured paintings are rendered in watercolors, Prismacolor pencils and lithograph pencils. The illustrations appear as full page spreads or panels, with smaller panels laid over some of the full page spreads. The effect is that of a joyous day spent with art.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)

    Beautiful wordless book

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Croaning

    This book is a celebration of art and creativity. May they both always infuse our daily lives! Picture book, wordless, fiction by Raul Colon Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018 5 out of 5 stars In the author's note in the back of the book, Colon talks about how he never had the opportunity to visit an art museum as a child. His interactions with art were all secondhand, through pictures in books. When he first saw Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night in person, as an adult, he was overwhelm This book is a celebration of art and creativity. May they both always infuse our daily lives! Picture book, wordless, fiction by Raul Colon Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018 5 out of 5 stars In the author's note in the back of the book, Colon talks about how he never had the opportunity to visit an art museum as a child. His interactions with art were all secondhand, through pictures in books. When he first saw Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night in person, as an adult, he was overwhelmed with emotions and "my mind was freed and I felt compelled and confident to express what was inside me and to create what wasn't." As educators, we should be looking for opportunities to help all children connect with the inspiration they need in order to help them express their feelings and thoughts, and to be creative. For some students, thoughts and ideas are expressed best through art not words. Sharing this book with students could cause some students to open up in ways they never have before. The child in the story takes a journey to the Museum of Modern Art where he discovers and interacts with three famous paintings -- Pablo Picasso's Three Musicians, Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy, and Henri Matisse's Icarus. Suddenly, the characters from the paintings leave their frames and join the boy as they sing and dance their way through the streets of New York. It is an imaginative, fun-filled journey as the boy envisions the characters in everyday settings. The characters return to the museum and settle back into their picture frames, but the inspiration the boy experiences follows him as he heads home and is inspired to create his own chalk art on the blank wall of an apartment building. Later, as the boy sleeps, a pencil sketch can be seen on the bed beside him. On most pages, there is the presence of a pigeon. It is the pigeon who leads the boy initially to the doors of the Museum of Modern Art. It is present in all the outdoor scenes and I wondered about is meaning. Colon mentions growing up reading comics, and you can see some graphic design influences in the book -- some pages include sequential panels and a Spiderman poster adorns the boy's bedroom wall. I fall in love with this book more each time I read it and ponder its message. Highly recommended!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ali

    "Imagine!" by Raúl Colón is a wordless picture book about a young boy's visit to an art museum in New York City. This book follows his adventures through the museum as the art exhibits come to do life and dance with him across the pages. The art pieces and he explore the city around them for the rest of the day. He even creates his own masterpiece on the side of a building with chalk. Before long, he returns home but still imagines the art pieces dancing through the night. After reading the auth "Imagine!" by Raúl Colón is a wordless picture book about a young boy's visit to an art museum in New York City. This book follows his adventures through the museum as the art exhibits come to do life and dance with him across the pages. The art pieces and he explore the city around them for the rest of the day. He even creates his own masterpiece on the side of a building with chalk. Before long, he returns home but still imagines the art pieces dancing through the night. After reading the author's note, you find out that the story is actually about Raúl Colón and the first trip he ever took to an art museum, and how it was a unique and freeing experience. He hopes that this story will encourage young children to imagine the possibilities in artwork, and lead them to explore museums around them. The illustrations throughout this book are incredible and do an excellent job of telling a story without the need for words/text. The title is perfect for the book, as the reader is forced to imagine the plot behind the story since there are no words. The extremely vivid and colorful illustrations bring the artwork to life as the young boy encounters them. I think that this book would be great for children for children first through fifth grade because they can interpret the story how they would like or they could try to follow the story with the pictures if they were a little older. I think "Imagine!" deserves the 2019 Caldecott Medal because it's illustrations are both unique thoughtfully done. The illustrations are unlike any that I have seen before and are slightly abstract which makes it even more interesting. The way that the illustrations tell the whole story without any text needed is something that makes this story stand out from the rest of picture storybooks. Children would love to follow this boy along with his journey exploring art, and would also really enjoy making their own interpretations of the story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Randi

    The story depicts the visit of a boy living in New York City to the Museum of Modern Art. What he sees there transforms his life, as the paintings come to life, and the characters depicted in the works of art accompany him on a journey around the city. The story takes them all, via subway, to Coney Island for a ride in that storied amusement park’s roller coaster, the Cyclone, and then to the top of the Statue of Liberty. They patronize a hot dog stand and play in Central Park before returning to The story depicts the visit of a boy living in New York City to the Museum of Modern Art. What he sees there transforms his life, as the paintings come to life, and the characters depicted in the works of art accompany him on a journey around the city. The story takes them all, via subway, to Coney Island for a ride in that storied amusement park’s roller coaster, the Cyclone, and then to the top of the Statue of Liberty. They patronize a hot dog stand and play in Central Park before returning to the museum via taxi cab. The boy goes home to create his own painting on the wall of a vacant building in his neighborhood, a mural which incorporates the characters from the paintings (Pablo Picasso’s, Three Musicians; Henri Rousseau’s, The Sleeping Gypsy; Henri Matisse’s, Icarus). Raul Colon’s illustrations are done in watercolor, Prisma color pencils and lithograph pencils on Arches paper. The surrealistic, impressionist images are reminiscent of Geoges Seurat’s, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The colors are earthy pastels, mostly browns, greens and blues. The book is wordless, giving the artist free reign on each page, unencumbered by the presence of a text. I think this book worthy of a Caldecott based on its general excellence of execution, and its interpretation of the story; the characters from each painting escape the boundaries of the artist’s canvas, and they and the boy escape into the city to enjoy their freedom as would a child on holiday. The images are as large and unencumbered and as bold as New York City itself, making a grand appeal to any child’s imagination.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    This wordless picture book invites readers to be inspired by fine art in a playful yet profound way. A boy skateboards over to the Museum of Modern Art. He views several paintings that make him stop and look. Soon the paintings have come to life with the boy entering the scene and the characters in the paintings entering the real world. Together they all traverse New York City and have several seminal experiences together. They climb the Statue of Liberty, ride the Cyclone, take the subway, and This wordless picture book invites readers to be inspired by fine art in a playful yet profound way. A boy skateboards over to the Museum of Modern Art. He views several paintings that make him stop and look. Soon the paintings have come to life with the boy entering the scene and the characters in the paintings entering the real world. Together they all traverse New York City and have several seminal experiences together. They climb the Statue of Liberty, ride the Cyclone, take the subway, and even stop for a hotdog. After a visit to Central Park, they return to the museum. On his way home, the boy is inspired to create a mural on a blank wall near his home, inspired by the three paintings. Don’t miss Colon’s Author’s Note at the end of the book where he speaks to the power of fine art to inspire young artists. Colon saw master artworks later in his life and was still inspired by them, yet he wonders what impact seeing them as a child would have had. Colon has created a picture book that is a tribute to the power of art and the ability for it to inspire creativity and new ways of thinking. It is also a tribute to New York City as they tour around the sights and enjoy a day on the town. In a wordless picture book, the onus is on the art to carry the entire book. As always, Colon’s art is inspiring itself. His use of texture through lines and softening by using dots makes his work unique in the picture book world. His illustrations glow with light, whether they are interior images or out in Central Park. An exceptional wordless picture book, this one is a must-have for libraries. Appropriate for ages 4-6.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Imagine by Raul Colon. PICTURE BOOK. Simon and Schuster, 2018. $18.00. 9781481462730 BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - ESSENTIAL. AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH A young boy heads into New York City to visit the Museum of Modern art. As he begins looking through the museum, the artwork comes to life and joins him on his tour. Musicians, lions, and dancers follow the boy through the museum and out the doors. Together they discover and enjoy the many sights to see throughout New York City. Finally, it is time fo Imagine by Raul Colon. PICTURE BOOK. Simon and Schuster, 2018. $18.00. 9781481462730 BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - ESSENTIAL. AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH A young boy heads into New York City to visit the Museum of Modern art. As he begins looking through the museum, the artwork comes to life and joins him on his tour. Musicians, lions, and dancers follow the boy through the museum and out the doors. Together they discover and enjoy the many sights to see throughout New York City. Finally, it is time for the boy to go home. He takes each of the characters back to their paintings and says farewell. This is a captivating wordless picture book that captures the wonders of New York City. It also showcases some of the beautiful works of art that can be enjoyed at the Museum of Modern Art. At the back of the book there is an authors note that chronicles his own experiences with art and what inspired him to become an illustrator and develop his own artistic style. Gina, Media Specialist https://kissthebookjr.blogspot.com/20...

  18. 4 out of 5

    David Freudenburg

    Testless story of a boy in Brooklyn who has a wonderful and wondrous day. He begins by traveling to MOMA on his skateboard. Some of the characters in the paintings step out and join him dancing, singing, and playing music right there in the museum. Then they go on a fun tour of NYC. They ride the elevated 4 train, they ride the Cyclone at Coney Island, they go up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, they have a dirty dog at a cart on the street, they sit on the grass in Central Park and sing a Testless story of a boy in Brooklyn who has a wonderful and wondrous day. He begins by traveling to MOMA on his skateboard. Some of the characters in the paintings step out and join him dancing, singing, and playing music right there in the museum. Then they go on a fun tour of NYC. They ride the elevated 4 train, they ride the Cyclone at Coney Island, they go up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, they have a dirty dog at a cart on the street, they sit on the grass in Central Park and sing and play a song, they take a yellow cab back to MOMA. The characters return to the paintings. The boy returns to his neighborhood in Brooklyn where he paints them on the side of a tall apartment building. He goes to bed that night and enjoys dreamy memories of his day.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    Read for Librarian Book Group I enjoyed the setup: a boy skateboards over a bridge (that I'm too lazy to look up to see which New York City bridge it was) to go to the Guggenheim. Once there, he has adventures with paintings. Because the people in the paintings come to life and hang out with him. You know, like they do. There were some amusing situations with the boy and the characters in the paintings. The illustrations were nice, in that blurry way. I didn't love the boy's face. It looked fairly Read for Librarian Book Group I enjoyed the setup: a boy skateboards over a bridge (that I'm too lazy to look up to see which New York City bridge it was) to go to the Guggenheim. Once there, he has adventures with paintings. Because the people in the paintings come to life and hang out with him. You know, like they do. There were some amusing situations with the boy and the characters in the paintings. The illustrations were nice, in that blurry way. I didn't love the boy's face. It looked fairly plastic and was distracting to me. But overall, I enjoyed the message about art.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Evans

    This book was so engaging! It reminded me a lot of the David Weisner books that I love. The illustrations were captivating and the lack of text makes for a very strong picture walk book. The message was also lovely--go out and spread happiness and thrive with imagination. I'd recommend this one for sure. For: readers looking to explore a wordless book; fans of picture walk books; fans of art and imagination. Possible red flags: The art coming to life may be odd/scary for some readers, so readers m This book was so engaging! It reminded me a lot of the David Weisner books that I love. The illustrations were captivating and the lack of text makes for a very strong picture walk book. The message was also lovely--go out and spread happiness and thrive with imagination. I'd recommend this one for sure. For: readers looking to explore a wordless book; fans of picture walk books; fans of art and imagination. Possible red flags: The art coming to life may be odd/scary for some readers, so readers may also need a discussion with a caregiver about the concepts.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Art begets art. In this wordless book, a young boy visits MOMA in New York (by himself!) and some of the characters in his favorite paintings (detailed in the Author's Note) break out of their frames and join him on a romp through the city. When they return in the evening, the boy is inspired to make his own creation in his neighborhood (did you see the chalk in his back pocket the whole time?). Raul Colon has a very unique, almost scratch-board-esque style. "The illustrations for this book are Art begets art. In this wordless book, a young boy visits MOMA in New York (by himself!) and some of the characters in his favorite paintings (detailed in the Author's Note) break out of their frames and join him on a romp through the city. When they return in the evening, the boy is inspired to make his own creation in his neighborhood (did you see the chalk in his back pocket the whole time?). Raul Colon has a very unique, almost scratch-board-esque style. "The illustrations for this book are rendered in watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, and lithograph pencils on Arches paper."

  22. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Imagine! is another wonderful wordless picture book by Raul Colon to share with kids 4 - 8 during family reading time. Have the kids tell you the story about a boy who visits the Museum of Modern art and befriends the characters in many of the paintings there. The more stories kids tell in their own words, the better their sentence structure and writing will become. Museum trips will never be the same again.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    A young boy visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. As he experiences the artwork, several of the painting come to life (including Picasso's Three Musicians and Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy) and the boy imagines showing these new friends around his city. What a brilliant idea! This is a great wordless book to show to a child before their first visit to a major museum, or to spark the creativity of an art student.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erin Buhr

    This wordless book follows a boy as he visits the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for the first time. I love the way the pictures come to life for the boy. They dance with him across the city and it is fun to spot different popular spots around New York in the pictures. This book reminds me a bit of KATIE MEETS THE IMPRESSIONISTS but more abstract - like the art he discovers perhaps. I love the wonder that is captured in the beautiful illustrations.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carol Vanhook

    Imagine! Based on his own childhood love of art & museums, Raul Colon shows, in a wordless story, a boy going to an art museum one day. While there, famous art by Picasso, Rousseau, & Matisse come alive & interact with him. When it is time to go home, he escorts each characters back to its original work. On the way home, he creates a mural of these characters interacting. Isn't that what an artist hopes? Inspire us to IMAGINE & create! Raul includes an inspirational note at the b Imagine! Based on his own childhood love of art & museums, Raul Colon shows, in a wordless story, a boy going to an art museum one day. While there, famous art by Picasso, Rousseau, & Matisse come alive & interact with him. When it is time to go home, he escorts each characters back to its original work. On the way home, he creates a mural of these characters interacting. Isn't that what an artist hopes? Inspire us to IMAGINE & create! Raul includes an inspirational note at the book's end!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kris

    Whay a great book! Aptly named Imagine, it requires the reader to imagine what is happening as the pages turn. Many details will appear as you gaze at the illustrations, love the use of line to draw the eyes to important features in the art. So joyful! Be sure to read the authors note at the end. Recommended for all ages.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I really like Raul Colon's work, and am sad that he never seems to get a nod from the Caldecott committee. Truthfully, my favorite this year for that award is a different title not done by Mr. Colon, but I wouldn't cry if he won. I first became aware of this artist when I read "Tomas and the Library Lady." Lovely, lovely work.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sherrie

    I am reading this for a mock Caldecott lesson...this wordless picture book features a young man who visits the Museum of Modern Art and imagines that he takes the characters from the paintings out of the museum and on a field trip around the city.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Brehl

    A wordless homage to New york City, to MOMA, to engaging with art, to dreaming and to curiosity. Readers of many ages will find it appealing and intriguing, with a likely newfound interest in exploring art.

  30. 4 out of 5

    mary dewley

    Beautiful word-less picture book about a boy who decides to visit the art museum one day. Artworks from Picasso, Matisse and Rousseau come to life and join the boy on a day adventure in New York City. I love the rhythm of the colors, the various textures and the movement of the illustrations which are a feast for the eye!

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