It’s Just My Imagination
Rick Keeling
Black Rose Writing (2009)
ISBN 9780982101292
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (8)  & Sophia McElroy (6.5) for Reader Views (6/09)

 

Madeline: I think this book is a really good tool for parents or teachers to tell children about using their imaginations. My favorite part was when the boy was pretending the mud in the backyard was flour for baking cakes. My sister and I use play-doh to make pizza and mini cookies pretending we are Girl Scouts and pizza makers.

I really enjoyed the colorful swirly painted pictures. But, some of the words I couldn’t read because the paint was too dark.

Sophia: This book has some great ideas for using my imagination. My favorite part of the book was when the little boy was signing autographs for his book at the bookstore. I love going to the bookstore and I think it would be fun to write and draw a book for kids. I liked the part when the boy was baking. I also like to pretend that I am a chef! I liked the paintings because they were pretty.

Parent: While the subject matter is a great idea, some of the writing was difficult to understand and to read aloud. My children read the book silently and then I read it to them. The book starts off with a rhyming story and then varies from page to page. It was confusing to read as you didn’t know the rhythm of the story. And as previously noted, some pages have type that is very hard to read.

 

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