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Imagine! /

by Colón, Raúl [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781481462730; 1481462733.Subject(s): Perception -- Fiction | Imagination -- Fiction | Art museums -- Fiction | Museums -- Fiction | Stories without words | Perception -- Juvenile fiction | Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Art museums -- Juvenile fiction | Museums -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure | JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture | JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play | Picture books | Stories without words | Stories without words | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture books | Stories without wordsSummary: "When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery [that] changes how he sees the world ever after"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"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 meet...is 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 have...compelling...an irresistible invitation to creativity." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

A BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF 2018

Five starred reviews for New York Times bestselling artist Raúl Colón'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.

"A Paula Wiseman Book."

"When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery [that] changes how he sees the world ever after"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

A boy leaves a row house with his skateboard and rides through his neighborhood; readers can almost immediately orient themselves as he crosses the Brooklyn Bridge and arrives at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. From here Colns latest wordless picture book (Draw!, rev. 9/14) becomes a love letter to the experience of visiting an art museum: as the (brown-skinned) boy marvels at Matisses Icarus (identified in an authors note), the cutout figure peels itself from the painting to dance with him, its lithe limbs swaying with movement over the next several pages. Theyre joined by the trio from Picassos Three Musicians, then by the lion and just-awakened woman from Rousseaus The Sleeping Gypsy (these three works all capably mimicked by Coln). Rendered in watercolors and Prismacolor- and lithograph pencils, with his signature stippled and crosshatched textures, Colns illustrations hum with energy and jubilation as the characters cavort through NYC, ride the Coney Island Cyclone, play music in Central Park, etc. The boys new friends return to their canvases, but when he gets back to his neighborhood, he copies their likenesses onto a blank wall, creating a mural, and dreams of them at night. In the appended note, Coln informs readers that he never visited an art museum until he was an adult. Imagine! is his entreaty to expose children to art: Maybe their minds will explode and fireworks will go off and floodgates will openImagine that! katrina Hedeen (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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