By Lynn Davies
Art by Chrissie Park-MacNeil
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.