Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World

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Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There's the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There's the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there's the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo--walking the same path, going to the exact same place--Milo realizes that you can't really know anyone just by looking at them.

Title:Milo Imagines the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399549083
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    Milo Imagines the World Reviews

  • Betsy

    The human brain loves to form assumptions because long ago that adaptive quality could potentially lead to enduring survival. When Homo sapiens were tromping about 250,000 years ago, the ability to si...

  • Beth

    When people look down their noses at academics who study children’s literature because it isn’t literary or highbrow enough, books like MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD are the perfect example that childre...

  • Darla

    Milo is riding the subway with his sister. We don't know where they are going, but it is a weekly trip that takes a long time. Along the way he imagines the lives of fellow passengers and draws pictur...

  • Jamila

    There is so much to be said about this loaded, anti-bias book. I love it! I foresee storytime and activities that explore prejudice, assumptions, -isms, empathy, criminal justice, and family....

  • Ann Santori

    I MEAN, we knew it would be good, but DAMN. Really subtle incorporation of an incarcerated parent, which is very rare in children's lit, gorgeous art, emotional narrative arc. Fantastic. *I received a...

  • Abby Johnson

    How much can you tell about someone by the way they look? As Milo and his sister take the subway together, Milo distracts himself from his worries about their errand by drawing pictures about the peop...

  • Haidee Cardoso

    This picture book was excellent! It turned out to be a much deeper book than I had expected. It also has amazing illustrations courtesy of Christian Robinson (who illustrated another favorite picture ...

  • Perry

    And yet another reason why I LOVE picture books. ...

  • Owen

    This book normalizes a child going to visit an incarcerated parent without being overbearing. Well done....

  • Robin

    A thoughtful and beautiful picture book in every way. Quite possibly Robinson's best artwork yet....