Fiction | 17 September 2015The Power of Imagination Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Imagination is one of the most important ingredients in life. It’s a form of escape, the root of creation, and the door to infinite possibilities. If you think about it, almost everything starts out with imagination! The Wright brothers had to imagine that men could fly before inventing the airplane. Walt Disney had to imagine that a little mouse could sing and dance before creating the iconic Mickey Mouse. And J.K. Rowling had to imagine that a whole world of magic could exist before spinning the story of Harry Potter. Although those examples of imagination blossomed into huge achievements, the small, daily acts of imagination are just as important, even if their effects aren’t as noticeable. When you imagine how happy your mother would be if you made her toast in the morning, you’re taking the first step in an act of kindness, and when you imagine yourself performing onstage at Lincoln Center, you’re motivating yourself to work harder in ballet class. As Albert Einstein once said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” So work those imagination muscles by allowing your mind to wander among all of life’s possibilities – exercising the mind is just as important (and beneficial) as exercising any other muscle in the body! In Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff, a young boy with a curious mind imagines what life would be like if his body were made of all sorts of crazy things, such as cotton candy fluff, soapy suds, fragrant flowers and more. What if instead of skin and bone and muscle, you were made up of lollipops and sweets? Would life be sweet as a walking candy shop, or would you get tired of people sneaking snacks from your fingers and toes? Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff takes you on a wild imagination ride, and you might just discover that the body with the most exciting possibilities is the one you already have! Check out a sneak peak from this imaginative storytime picture book in the excerpt below! Excerpted from Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff If I were made of scales and fins, With tangled seaweed hair, I’d have to leave my fishy friends to swim back up for air. If I were made of fluffy stuff, I’d quickly have enough, of hearing names like Snuggle Boo and Pookie Wookie Puff. Author: Bruno Merz Author: Dreda Blow Format: Hardcover, 24 Pages Ages: 4+ ISBN: 9781609928186 Publisher: QEB Publishing Series: Storytime Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.