“The Line Sky” was born as a poem and remains so in this newly minted Book Four of Kelly Anne Manuel’s Childhood Classics. In this story the Child is invited on a journey where dreaming is the only goal. Any dream a Child may have or would like to have, is made alive and well on the pages of this enchanting story.
“The Line Sky” offers a standing invitation to the Child. The Child will learn that they are always in good company when they allow their imagination to live, breathe, and flourish. It is a fascinating opportunity to look at the world with the unlimited scope characterized in youth.
The simple words take on new meaning as the illustrations pair perfectly with their presentation. The Child’s imagination will be ignited with possibilities as all manner of images leap off the pages. The message is that dreams are unlimited, at the ready, and surprising as they unfold in reality.
Children naturally dream, hope and aspire to untold realities. In this story the author includes the Child to actively engage in flexing their imagination muscle. The narrator asks questions to awaken new thoughts, curiosities, and discussions in the developing mind of the Child.
It is in Early Childhood that futures are being constructed. “The Line Sky” is a tool in a Caregiver’s toolbox to assist with that healthy formation. The idea that there are no rules regarding imagination is so important because then the Child is able to develop independent thought and individual identity. The Child who reads this book will be rewarded with the amazing opportunity and freedom to formulate dreams unlimited.