So Imagine Me book cover

So Imagine Me: Nature Riddles in Poetry

By Lynn Davies
Art by Chrissie Park-MacNeil
Nimbus Publishing

Lynn Davies is an accomplished poet and Governor General’s Award nominee, with three well regarded collections to her credit. So Imagine Me is her first foray into children’s writing, a medium that gives free range to her lyrical and deft writing style. In each poem, she challenges readers to a guessing game, as they try to figure out what animal she’s describing with clues like: “Be glad you’re in bed on the cold / clear nights when I show up. / I seek valleys and low-lying areas / first, but you’d never catch me.” The paintings of Chrissie Park-MacNeil add to the book’s dreamy vibe, a barely restrained riot of colour, light, shadow, and motion. 

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