This story is about a boy whose head is always filled with wonder. As he heads to the bus stop, he wonders where birds fly to. He wonders who makes the clouds. He even wonders what the crossing guard’s sign might taste like.
With each wonder, he is told to pay attention and stop daydreaming. Finally, in art class, his art teacher tells him to use his imagination.
And he does.
Five wordless spreads illustrate endless creative potential.
This book promotes creative components of imagination and wonder.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because the message is to embrace your wonders and use your imagination to set those wonders free. Wonderful things can happen will you do.
TITLE: The Wonder
AUTHOR: Faye Hanson
ILLUSTRATOR: Faye Hanson
PUBLISHER: Templar Books, 2014
AGE GROUP: 4-6
TOPIC(S): daydreams, adventure
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, wonder
1) What do you wonder about? Make a list of your wonders. Pick one or two and use your imagination to create an answer. Visualize in your mind what that might look like. Then, sketch or write it out. Share your wonder with someone.
2) Think up new wonders each day for a week.
3) Color an entire sheet of white paper with colors. Next, with a black crayon, color over the colors. Using a popsicle stick or toothpick, draw a picture by scratching. With each scratch, the colors beneath the black crayon will be revealed.
To learn more about author/illustrator Faye Hanson, visit:https://www.templarco.co.uk/faye-hanson