Imagine (Hardcover)

By Norman Messenger, Norman Messenger (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763627577, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005



Inspiring, intriguing, endlessly entertaining Norman Messenger's interactive book allows us to step out of our everyday lives, shed our preconceptions, and experience a little magic.

IMAGINE . . . a ladder without steps, a clock without hands, a racket without strings, a kiss without a mouth. Imagine a world where the hills have faces and wherever you went, you'd have someone to talk to. Imagine flipping a series of flaps to form fantastical creatures or turning a wheel to fit the top of one face on the bottom of another. Imagine that Norman Messenger's quirky, humorous suggestions, ingenious visual puzzles, and beautifully crafted illustrations will open your eyes and mind and reveal that with a little imagination the world can become a different and mysterious place, where anything is possible.

About the Author

NORMAN MESSENGER began his career as an advertising art director in London before turning to freelance illustration. He is a highly regarded illustrator and was a founding member of the Association of Illustrators in Great Britain. His books for children include ANNABEL'S HOUSE, winner of the Redbook Award; MAKING FACES; and THE CREATION STORY. Born and raised in Liverpool, he now lives with his artist wife in Gloucestershire, England, and has two artist sons. IMAGINE is his first book with Candlewick Press.