Imagine all the people living life in peace.

Title: Imagine
Author: John Lennon
Foreword by: Yoko Ono Lennon
Illustrator: Jean Jullien
Rating: 9
Source: Raincoast Books for review

Description from Amazon:

Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon’s iconic song and illustrations by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine will be published in partnership with human rights organization Amnesty International.

What I Thought:

What can I say about one of the most iconic songs of our time?

This beautiful message of hope imagines what the world would be like without the lines in the sand we have drawn.

The illustrations follow a little pigeon on a mission to bring happiness to all the other birds. The pigeon stops other birds from fighting, and makes friends of every kind of feather. I feel that having the main character be an animal invites children to see that differences are only on the outside – they are all birds! Of course they would all be friends! Just like we are all people.

The beautiful and simple foreword from Yoko Ono is aimed at children, and in it she explains that the most important thing to do is be kind. And in this uncertain time, I think that is wonderful.

This special book is the perfect reminder on the International Day of Peace to spread love and kindness wherever we go.


This book was published in partnership with Amnesty International.

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It’s easy if you try.