An Act of Imagination / Book
Regular price $28.00
- Written by Scott Hobbs Bourne
- Artwork by Todd Bratrud
- Published by Paperweight Press
- Hardbound; 170 pages
- Bonus: Each and every book available from our lowly storefront comes with a genuine fingerprint from the index finger of Scott Hobbs Bourne (see image).
- Product Description: Oddly enough, I'm the one person in this collective of ours who has never actually met Scott Hobbs Bourne; in fact, I was always a little scared of him back in the Big Brother skateboard magazine days, because he seemed oddly intense and I've always been anything but. And now he has three names, not just the two I knew him as back in the '90s! Jesus. So when Dave Carnie asked me what I was planning on writing for a description of his new book, I didn't even know what to say. And I knew even less what to say once he relayed that Scott can be somewhat judgmental when it comes to how his book is described. Fortunately Dave went on to say that Scott had found favor with this one description of his book over on ThePalomino.com and maybe I should just copy and paste it to be on the safe side? Well, with my nerves now in a total tizzy, that sounded pretty darn great to me. So here it is! "Scott Hobbs Bourne and Todd Bratrud come together to produce their first book for kids, featuring a new collection of Scott's poetry inspired by his own two children accompanied by Todd's illustrations. Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Crockett Johnson are cited by Scott as influences and are ever present throughout the book and they even make a cameo stood around an oil drum fire! Whilst entirely silly from start to finish, An Act Of Imagination is also intended to address many of the dilemmas we face in contemporary society and give parents an opportunity to open up conversations with their children and hopefully set them off on the right path. Amongst the many tales you will meet a tiger that finds he's ran so fast his stripes have stuck to a giraffe, Bukowski the Bookworm who falls foul of the iPad and Kindle and finds himself homeless; a vampire (against his initial better judgement) helps his son follow his dream of becoming a clown, Death who gets a bike, Dizzy the Unicorn trades bone for brass, and more. It's a hugely inspiring book to read with your kids that will encourage conversations about how we treat each other, our home, the planet, and that urges us all to 'PAINT a picture WRITE a poem SING a song.' It might even act as a useful aid guide to help you get a moment's peace on the toilet if you're lucky too."