10th April '15
Review from William. Age 6 I love this book. I really liked the pages where you had to imagine being big. It was really funny that if you were really big, you would have to have your beans and sausages delivered by a dumper truck! The book gave you ideas about why being big would be really fun….and other ideas about how it would not be fun at all! Each page had something different to imagine, like being different animals or which pet you might be. We have got ‘You Choose’ at home and this book is just as much fun as that book. The pictures are colourful and brilliantly drawn. There is plenty to look at. Me and my brother love looking at this book together and choosing what we want to be. It is a good book to share. Review from Sam. Age 3. Sam loves ‘You Choose’ by the same authors. This follow up ‘Just Imagine’ was equally well received by this little boy! In fact, I think my children like it more than ‘You Choose’ because it engaged them to imagine what it might be like to be big or small….or something else entirely, rather than simply choosing something to be or where to go. My three year old is a huge fan of the colourful and imaginative illustrations of Nick Sharratt. He’s just coming into that age now where he gets the humour in the drawings. For example, he thought being so small that you could have a bath in a tea cup was incredibly funny. He enjoyed pointing to the images that he thought were very amusing, and he began to talk a lot about what he was seeing in those pictures – so it was good for motivating conversation and developing his speech. We would have no hesitation in recommending ‘Just Imagine’. This is a must have for any child’s home library or it would make a brilliant gift. Both my 3 year old and 6 year old loved this book but it would suit from birth to 7 years. It’s a great relaxing and fun read before bedtime, brilliant for stimulating some imaginative possibilities for a night of adventurous dreams!