Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Imagination Bigger Together" - a bookwrap

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Authored by Casey Rislov
Illustrated by Stephen Adams 

Ages 3-8
Grades PS-3

"With lively visual charm and an engaging text, this tale encourages children to explore worlds of their own imagining." --Kirkus Reviews

Unwrapping some fantastic illustrations for you to peek at

About the book

An excerpt from the book reads:

Imagination brings us together, stories, treasure hunts, travel, and laughter.
There is no limit to all we can see.  One idea will lead to another.
Just imagine the places we will visit, all the more fun because we're together.
So here we go!

This book is a celebration of imagination and creativity all centred in one's own brain.  It's a call to our kids to put down their technology and wake up their brains for playtime.  When it's awake they can then design fun personal adventures all on their own.  But wait?  Imagination is bigger and better if friends play along too right? 

This tale stars four friends: 2 bears, 1 moose and one bluebird.  They strap on backpacks chucked full of props and follow a map they find.  They interact and share ideas creating life-long memories together.  They imagine they are dastardly pirates, float away on a boat discovering magnificent waterfalls and tucked-away mountain towns, fly high in a hot air balloon, find precious hidden gems as they go on a rock hunt, get muddy and dirty slinging mud at each other, ( love to do that one myself ) and excavate for tailbones and skulls of new undiscovered dinosaurs, just to name a few.  All these scenarios take place right in their own backyard which is a wonderful bonus.  

The illustrations by Stephen Adams are truly beautiful and bring a strong visual component to the text. They are full of action and colour and invite the reader along for the ride.  Kids just fall right into the scene.  They join in the adventures experiencing that imagination truly is bigger together.  

Hopefully the book will inspire kids to enjoy the magic of their imaginations and get them outdoors involved in creative, imaginative play with friends.  This is Casey Rislov's fourth picture book. All of her books are amazing.  I highly, highly recommend "Imagination Bigger Together".  

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

About the author

Casey has 4 award winning children's books. Time Together, Time Well Spent! is her big debut, Love is Forever has gained international attention, Come In: Open the Doors to You encourages children to try new things, & Imagination Bigger Together has just arrived!

Her passion has always been centered around children. Casey has actively been involved with children in sports and academics from preschool age to high school for over 25 years. These moments have added to her love of all things picture books. As who doesn't love a great story during some quiet time. In 2011, she finally decided it was a good time to start on her new creative outlet.

Casey has a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University. She is endorsed in early childhood and special needs. Casey has taught for many years. The last 5 years have been devoted to writing, reading, & sharing the love of these arts with children.

About the illustrator

Born in Montreal, Steve Adams finished his studies in graphic design in 1994. He then traveled to Europe for an advanced training course in design. Steve has received numerous accolades for his illustration, from organizations such as the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and the 3×3 International ProShow. He has collaborated with a wide range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and has also illustrated many children’s books. Steve taps into his nostalgic sensibility and his own childhood memories for inspiration. He now lives in Montreal with his wife, two kids, and their cat.

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