Find Your Neverland
“What is Dinotopia? And what’s like Dinotopia, Kate??”
“The girl in the book, like when she escapes to her own world. It’s like Dinotopia. Dinotopia is the place where my friend and I go. We can do anything we want in Dinotopia. When we miss someone or if we want to see someone we can’t really see, we go to Dinotopia. We know it’s not real, but it is where we go. Like I don’t get to see my grandpa a lot. So I can go to Dinotopia to see him. Or like yesterday I got to hang out with George Washington but he got mad at me because I forgot to bring the peanut butter sandwiches. And sometimes I just go to see things. Like the butterflies that are as big as trees and when they fly by you, you can feel the wind from their wings swing around you.”
That. That right there is what books do. They ignite and explode the imagination. This little girl, who revealed her own version of Neverland in my after school book club, had her imagination sparked by a new character we were reading about. And I knew exactly what she was talking about. Because I have a Neverland of my own.
Just a friendly reminder to keep reading...it opens up worlds.