John Lennon’s Imagine – a children’s book from Amnesty

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ has been adapted into a children’s picture book with the help of Yoko Ono, renowned French illustrator Jean Jullien and backing from  Amnesty UK.

I just love John Lennon. He is one of my heroes. He stood for peace and love and he was a determined activist, he made bold statements and took bold actions to advocate for his beliefs, And he wrote that song , That amazing song Imagine.

How many times have you sung Imagine?

I have sung it countless times and I just love it. This beautiful song makes me think about unity, peace, sisterhood and the taking down of barriers. Messages we need to heed, especially in present times, when there is talk of walls and borders being reinforced, refugees being rejected and terror and political division. The world needs to talk about unity and peace and be proactive. John’s message is still so important.

Created for Amnesty, Imagine follows one little pigeon on a journey to spread peace around the world, to every bird no matter what their shape or size. The bright and joyous pictures paired with Lennon’s moving words inspire the reader with hope for a world at peace.

The book is truly lovely and I won’t spoil it for you by divulging the story, it’s only short but it is uplifting, beautifully illustrated and deserves a place on every child’s bookshelf.

My daughter is 10 and just loved this book and it got us talking about many things, about oneness, about division and about living for today.

How wonderful is that.

It really is a touching book. A lovely gift idea for Christmas or just because…

Never have we all, child and grown-up child, needed this more, the words and the song in our hearts, lifting our spirits, giving us hope, and determination too to find the road to understanding, conciliation and peace.’ – Michael Morpurgo

You can purchase the book here for £12.99

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