Imagine a Place: 02/26/12
Imagine a Place by Sarah L. Thomson with illustrations by Rob Gonsalves asks the reader to imagine ordinary places realized in extraordinary ways.
The cover for instance, takes a normal looking block of homes and slowly, à la an Escher tessellation, become house boats, except that they are still red brick homes with grassy yards. Another page hows a library room built entirely of books.
Rob Gonsalves's acrylic surreal panoramas bring Thomson's poetic text to life. This is one of those books that should be read once and then admired a second time just for the artwork.
There are two other books in the series: Imagine a Night and Imagine a Day.
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