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Imagine a Night

Imagine a Night Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in full sized ready for you to h

  • Title: Imagine a Night
  • Author: Sarah L. Thomson Rob Gonsalves
  • ISBN: 9780689852183
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm Imagine a nighImagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm Imagine a night when ordinary objects magically become extraordinarya night when it is possible to believe the impossible With the intrigue of an Escher drawing and the richness of a Chris Van Allsburg painting, renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves depicts that delicious time between sleep and wakefulness, creating a breathtaking, visual exploration of imagination and possibility that will encourage both children and adults to think past the boundaries of everyday life, and see the possibilities beyond.

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    1. A picture book.The text, I'm afraid, is flat-footed and too closely connected to the paintings.However, the paintings themselves are marvels of tromp l'oeil transitions between one thing and the next. Like pale reflections of clouds -- or women rising from a lake. . . a couple seemed uninspired to me, but most work well.


    2. As far as I gather from the end note, these "illustrations" are actually a selection of independent paintings, later put together with text. There are themes -- night, imagination, mystery -- but no story. Each image really stands on its own. Many of Gonsalves' paintings are lovely, especially the ones of the natural world, trees, sky, light and dark. His interior spaces and humans didn't always work quite as well for me. The text is pleasantly poetic but not memorable. The only lines that reall [...]


    3. The illustrations are gorgeous in this book and as I read it I couldn't help but be reminded of one of myfavorite children's picture books, The Story of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Ahlsburg. Like Harris Burdick, Imagine a Night is a great story starting tool for the classroom setting or for writers looking for an inspiration thread. I enjoyed the intriguing but spare text and again the pictures are a wonderful display of nature and fantasy combined.


    4. Thomson adds text to match Gonsalves' dreamy, surrealist paintings, in which snowy fields turn into beds, quilts turn into fields, and arched windows turn into hooded figures. A lovely, if sometimes spooky, fantasy book for children of all ages, which makes a good introduction to the link between art and imagination."CIP: "Presents a night when imagination takes over and gravity does not work quite as expected."SLJ: "Gr 4 Up-Magical realism permeates Gonsalves's large acrylic paintings, and they [...]


    5. The comments I made about Imagine a Day also apply to this book - fantastic pictures with pretty ordinary text.I preferred the light-hearted and bright Imagine a Day to the darker, spookier Imagine a Night. I also noticed that Rob Gonsalves repeated illustrative effects much more in this book - the snow->white sheets effect, the monks->windows effect, the curtains shaping our view of the outside world effect were all repeated in this book. I was disappointed about this repetition and I fou [...]


    6. A strong 4 1/2 stars!This is a beautiful book; a beautiful and lyrical invitation to let your imagination (and dreams) run free. (See my review of “Imagine a Day.”) This is the first collaboration by Sarah Thomson and Rob Gonsalves, and it’s more of a collection of poems that loosely connect Gonsalves’ paintings. However, it’s magical, beautiful, and surreal.


    7. Love the artwork and the author's note in the back sharing the inspiration for the book and illustrations. Imagine a night when everyday objects and moments become extraordinary


    8. Excellent illustrations. We enjoyed "Imagine a Day" just a bit more, but both are great! A few of my kids wanted to know if there were more books like them!


    9. Again, beautiful illustrations! The kids asked me to read this after we read Imagine a Day. They love, love, love the pictures. Fun read-aloud!



    10. At first I really loved this book but when it repeated itself a few times, it lost me. And then I realized the illustrations reminded me too much of those cheesy double image paintings I see on Venice boardwalk, the one where you're like, "Is it a face or is it a couch? It's both! So clever!" I know it's a whole legit genre of painting; I just happen to hate it.



    11. After my kids and I read Imagine a Place by Sarah L. Thomson and Rob Gonsalves. Since then we've been wanting to read their other collaborations. Gonsalves is a Canadian artist specializing in surrealistic paintings. Sarah L. Thomson writes short poems to describe his paintings and each book is centered on a theme.Imagine a Night is themed around nighttime: sleep, snow, winter, candle light and similar. There are blankets of snow that become beds. Moon lit shapes become people (a woman walking f [...]


    12. By now most of you know I need beautiful illustrations in my kid’s books, the story could be the best thing I’ve ever read but if the illustrations are bad then it makes me want more. Imagine a Night is one of those books where I honestly didn’t even need the prose because the pictures themselves did a good portion of the talking.However don’t let that fool you into thinking the words don’t matter, because they worked their own sort of magic. They get the audience to start thinking abo [...]


    13. This book was fascinating. The illustrations were amazing. At the end of the book, it said the story was inspired by different paintings, and it showed a picture of each painting. The book kind of plays with some modern day stories along with these old paintings at least I felt like I was picking up on that; I don't know if the author did that on purpose or not. For example, one of the pictures shows a girl jumping on her bed and the picture fades her bed into an arial view of a country side. It [...]


    14. Sixteen incredible acrylic paintings were the inspiration for the text that invites readers to dream and fantasize of what could be. "Imagine a nightwhen you might find/ that gravity/ does not work/ quite as you expected." Four children on bicycles ride up a staircase and into darkness. "Imagine a nightwhen you cannot sleep,/ and so you jump/ high enough to soar/ over a quilt of fields and forests." Children begin bouncing on quilt-covered beds and soon find they are floating above a patchwork o [...]


    15. This is a wondrous children’s book that’s almost too good for children. Radiant with luminous beauty and coupled with modest prose, each picture in this gorgeous book reveals itself in a brilliant juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. Magical realism pervades every illustration as something actual shades into equally actual but also impossible. Like an Escher illustration where random shapes gradually turn into birds and fishes, Imagine a Night is filled with such eye-catching paradoxes and [...]


    16. My daughters and I read Imagine a Day first. I would describe to them what was going on in all the pictures because they didn't really understand at first the concept (they are 3 & 6). By the time we got halfway through this book, my older daughter was pointing out what was happening with the imagination of the people in the book. We checked these out from the library as "something different" and I'm glad we did.


    17. I liked Imagine a Day, but I loved this. Where do I start?! The surreal, Escher-like beauty of the paintings; the quiet enchantment of magic, illusion and light; the potential of the ordinary to become the extraordinary. As a writer, I find myself enriched and inspired by the stories suggested by Gonsalves's paintings, my favourites being 'A Change of Scenery' and 'In the Aurora'. Sublime.


    18. Similar to Mysteries of Harris Burdick - would give 3 1/2 stars if 1/2 were possible. The pictures are beautiful and intriguing. However the result is a bit repetitive "Imagine a night"--no, imagine 16 of them. Great book to use and inspire but reading cover to cover out loud would lose many children. to the young artist to curl up with by him/herself


    19. Imagine a Night make everything seem possible. Every page seems unpredictable and creates a curiosity drive while reading it. The illustrations are stunning and rich that represent the transition between sleep and wakefulness. This book encourages imagination to it furthest boundaries and makes everything seem possible.


    20. Starting with the cover and remaining strong throughout, the art work in this book is stunning. To it add very l rich language and a highly descriptive text and you will find you are holding the perfect picture book to spark your imagination. Don't miss the previous work by the same author/illustrator, entitiled "Imagine a Day".


    21. The paintings draw you in and encourage you to imagine beyond what you see everyday. You will find yourself finding patterns and images in unlikely places after experiencing this beautiful picture book. I especially appreciate the paintings that change from a scenic view to individuals walking or flying and the too quiet lake that becomes a city skyline. Highly recommended for all readers.


    22. The paintings draw you in and encourage you to imagine beyond what you see everyday. You will find yourself finding patterns and images in unlikely places after experiencing this beautiful picture book. I especially appreciate the paintings that change from a scenic view to individuals walking or flying and the too quiet lake that becomes a city skyline. Highly recommended for all readers.


    23. This is definitely a five star book, but I did not love it enough to give it that rating. This book is beautifully illustrated and the silky words are powerful enough to evoke the senses. Check it out!


    24. Poems invite children to imagine unusual situations or dreams at night. Some scenes may be too frightening for some children, so know your audience before reading it to them. The artwork actually came before the text in this book, which really beg to be looked at closely by older children.


    25. A darker palette, of course, since the artist and the writer are inviting readers into a world of subtle perspective shifts where magic is truly afoot. This is a wonderful companion to Imagine A Day.>


    26. This book really streches my imgination with Rob Gonsalves' surrealist paintings and the author's poetic texts inspired by the paintings. My 1st grade son loves to read this book as well. We went to the website discoverygalleries to find more of the painter's work.


    27. I liked the imaginative illustrations in this book, but the text that Thomson picked to go with them didn't add anything (except maybe to make it creepy at times). I think this would have been better with less words.


    28. Eerie, beautiful, whimsical illustrations reminiscent of Salvador Dali's surrealistic paintings and MC Escher's impossible reality. My library theme this week is "Use your Imagination" and this book is a good example.


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