Lying vs. imagination–who wins?

adrian simcoxA while back, I reviewed Colette’s Lost Pet – also a picture book about someone telling stories about a possibly imaginary animal friend.  In both books, there’s a happy ending and an understanding that a big imagination can be appreciated and celebrated instead of calling it “lying.”

Adrian says he has a horse.  Chloe doesn’t believe him, and it seems she just can’t let it go when he brings it up.  Is she a bully?  Is she the sad one?  You could spin this one a few different ways, I guess.

What makes the whole book for me, though, is the final page spread.  The sentiment is cool and all, but the art there…. wowza.

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell and Corinna Luyken

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