The Incurable Imagination

By Exisle Publishing | Posted: Monday March 4, 2019

Audrey has a severe case of imaginitis! And its contagious. A fun-filled story written by a primary school teacher passionate about the power of the imagination.

Audrey has the worst case of ‘imaginitis’ her teachers have ever seen! While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under her bed drinking tea. Instead of singing about a black sheep, she writes her own song about a desk with legs that runs away. Her alphabet turns into soup. It’s clear that her ‘imaginitis’ is incurable. What’s worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms of an equally incurable imagination! As ‘imaginitis’ spreads, the teachers are horrified, and the parents begin to protest too. But perhaps imagination isn’t such a bad disease after all? It might even be useful if it makes learning more fun.

RRP $24.99 PUBLISHED April 2019

The Incurable Imagination is available from www.ekbooks.org and wherever great books are sold. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Paul Russell is a primary teacher, artist, playwright and children’s author with five previous titles including Grandma Forgets, which made the CBCA list of notable picture books in 2018. He is passionate about the place of imagination and daydreaming in children’s learning. He has a daughter who would rather be a princess or a dragon than a regular school student and he is grateful to teachers who embrace this in her education.

Aśka is an award-winning illustrator, artist and scientist. As an Arts and Physics graduate, she has lived all over the world but now calls Australia home. She has also been telling stories through pictures all her life. Through her illustrations, Aśka loves to create energetic characters with a curious streak — the best type of friend to take on an adventure. 


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