Dreaming Up

By Shaping Youth

Like a photographer who snaps a split second moment in stop motion time, Christy’s warm, richly textured illustrations spontaneously capture the art of play whether in pensiveness mid-build, collaborative chats among playmates or intense inspection with furrowed brow like a child deciding which wood block to pull out of a Jenga game. I love this picture book on so many levels, as it packs an intellectual punch with purity and purpose that doesn’t need many words to convey.

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