Once Upon an Ordinary School Day - Colin McNaughton & Satoshi Kitamura

The ordinary boy brushed his ordinary teeth, kissed his ordinary mom goodbye, and set off for his ordinary school.

This delightful picture book, which we got from the library, is about an ordinary unnamed boy who gets up and gets ready for school in a very blah routine. But when he arrives at school, he is greeted by a very extraordinary teacher, Mr. Gee, who plays music and asks the class to imagine pictures in their heads.

It's a very brief book, and large sections of it are simply illustrations, but it's beautifully done. The ordinariness of life is represented in muted greys and tans, but after Mr. Gee's bit of magic the world of the imagination is filled with color. It's a short-but-sweet testament to the power of words and music and imagination.

Fed to jonathan's brain | March 25, 2010 | Comments (0)


Post a comment

Remember Me?