Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Imagine by John Lennon - OPTIONAL

Lennon, John Imagine, illustrated by Jean Jullien. PICTURE BOOK. Clarion Books, 2017. $18.99 978-1328808653

A picture book rendering of the classic Beatles song, "Imagine," this story follows a peace-loving pigeon/dove who is carrying olive branches to friends around the land. The text is nothing more than the lyrics to the song, and the illustrations are nothing extraordinary. As such, I feel like the book falls pretty flat. The book is being published in partnership with Amnesty International, so fans of John Lennon or those who want to help Amnesty will be interested in this book. But I don't think young readers will enjoy it at all. Yoko Ono Lennon wrote the foreword and Amnesty International included a note at the end.

EL (K-3), GIFT -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: TC

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