Imagine!

by Raúl Colón

In a whimsical wordless story, a young Latino boy checks his skateboard at the front... read more

In a whimsical wordless story, a young Latino boy checks his skateboard at the front desk of the Museum of Modern Art and enters into the world of fine art—literally. Characters from Matisse’s Icarus, Picasso’s Three Musicians, and Rousseau’s Sleeping Gypsy come to life and step out of the paintings to follow the boy through the museum and then right out the front door into the streets of New York City. They dance past familiar city landmarks and take a subway to Coney Island before heading back to the museum and reassuming their original poses. Colón’s playful tribute to the power of art, creativity, and imagination is illustrated in spirited watercolor, Prismacolor pencils, and lithographic pencils. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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