Imagine!

Imagine!

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 mus...

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Title:Imagine!
Author:Raúl Colón
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Art!
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Imagine! Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Sep 28, 2018
    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 i...
  • Barbara
    Oct 02, 2018
    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 tel...
  • Anbolyn
    Sep 11, 2018
    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. ...
  • Patricia
    Oct 24, 2018
    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...
  • Tasha
    Oct 26, 2018
    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 ...
  • Sherrie
    Nov 28, 2018
    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. ...
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Apr 28, 2018
    Beautiful wordless book ...
  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Oct 12, 2018
    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. ...
  • Lisa
    Nov 28, 2018
    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 bril...
  • Beverly
    Jun 18, 2018
    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...
  • Sandy Brehl
    Sep 15, 2018
    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. ...
  • Kris
    Oct 01, 2018
    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 ...
  • Heidi
    Aug 26, 2018
    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...
  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    Oct 09, 2018
    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 youn...
  • Becca
    Oct 16, 2018
    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 a...
  • David Freudenburg
    Nov 26, 2018
    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. Th...
  • Alicia Evans
    Nov 05, 2018
    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...
  • KC
    Nov 21, 2018
    Wonderful wordless story of the joy of city living and visiting local museums. ...
  • Tonja Drecker
    Sep 02, 2018
    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 an...
  • Stephanie Bange
    Sep 25, 2018
    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...
  • Carol  Vanhook
    Sep 24, 2018
    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 charac...
  • Erin Buhr
    Sep 11, 2018
    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...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Nov 04, 2018
    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 co...
  • Stephanie Croaning
    Nov 27, 2018
    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 ...
  • Lindsey
    Sep 28, 2018
    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. ...
  • Patricia McLaughlin
    Oct 11, 2018
    Magical! A strong contender for the 2018 Caldecott Award, this beautifully illustrated, well-crafted wordless story shows the importance of art in children?s lives as experienced through the vivid imagination of a young dreamer. Colon?s renderings of New York City are gorgeous, and...
  • mary dewley
    Oct 22, 2018
    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 illus...
  • Randi
    Oct 03, 2018
    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 ...
  • Ali
    Oct 03, 2018
    "Imagine!" by Ral Coln 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 ...
  • Abigail
    Oct 30, 2018
    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 som...