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“A wordless picture book celebrates the power of art and imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Young artists will love this book, as will all children who know the joy of exploring their own imaginations.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“A strongly developed and executed account of a childhood fantasy, urging all young artists to dream and to draw.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A true celebration of where our imaginations can take us.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A marvelous wordless adventure in which a bedbound artist takes readers on safari via his imagination.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Based on his own childhood, beloved and award-winning artist Raúl Colón’s wordless book is about the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.
A boy alone in his room.
Sketchbook in hand.
What would it be like to go on safari?
A boy named Leonardo begins to imagine and then to draw a world afar—first a rhinoceros, and then he meets some monkeys, and he always has a friendly elephant at his side. Soon he finds himself in the jungle and carried away by the sheer power of his imagination, seeing the world through his own eyes and making friends along the way.