Wake the Imagination has 16 original stories inspired by and joy that Tim
draws from his own childhood and his experiences as both a teacher and
father to three lively boys.
"Chilly Little Charlie" tells the story of a boy who finds himself too cold
in bed. With each successive visit by his parents he gets warmer and
warmer until at last he is comfortable and silly enough to go to sleep.
"Peter's Fire Suit" is in the costume bin. The story simulates the fast
paced changes of a first responder from a little boy's point of view.
With the help of Smokey his puppy, Peter breaks the record and is ready
to put out fires.
On his way up to bed Oliver finds a handful of common household
items. He then uses his imagination to create and build "Oliver's
Elephant" in his very own room.
Tori is new in town. She brings her ball to the "Neighborhood Rock"
only to find Emlen sitting on top and reading her book. Fortunately for
both of them there is lots of common ground and much to pretend as
they form a life long friendship.
When Sophie and Ben start pretending at the park there is no stopping
this set of twin's imaginations. They gain steam as they feed off each
other's ideas and that bark from the woods is now "Sophie and Ben's
Do you want to know what "Daria's Cats" do when she is away? They
don't just eat and sleep the day away. Instead they call all their friends
and have a great party.
"Ryan and Daniel's Foxtail" gets caught up in a tree. Neither shouting
nor pouting seems to do much good but teamwork and a little bit of fun
are just what these two boys need to get their toy unstuck.
Sam loads up his wagon, grabs his wand and heads to the pond near his
house. There he assembles the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air
and amazes his friends with the creation of "Sam's Dragon"
The rain is perfect for "Sophie and Ben's Pirate Ship." The twins are at it
again. This time they battle the elements and finally call it a day after
plenty of laughter and a bit of adventure.
Two siblings have been stuck indoors for five straight days as the rains
come pouring down. But on that sixth day the sun is shining and the
river has absorbed it all. The children take off on "Henry and Ella's
Canoe Ride" to explore the wildlife in Concord, MA.
No Surprise, he is up and ready for the day. But, his parents need him
to nap. "Little Charlie at the Park" slides, climbs and swings until finally
he is ready to sleep.
Winter is in full swing but in New England no season is sacred and
spring could be right around the corner. Jack can't wait to try out his
new scooter. After a bit of nighttime magic the following day is just
perfect for "Jack's Scooter Ride."
The girls are all over for "Violet's Slumber Party" when out pops a little
creature to liven up the party and put forth a clever little test.
"Nicholas's Morning Routine" includes getting out of bed by himself and
getting his hands on any widget, gadget or gizmo he can find.
"Duncan's Surprise" has to wait 7 more days until his birthday next
Friday. Each day he wakes up and makes his parents laugh with
requests for cake, ice cream, presents, etc. But news of a new baby
catches him quite off guard.
What to do? Skiing? Ballet? Gymnastics? Swimming? "Sydney's Cats"
weigh in on an idea for Sunday afternoon. Bonnie and Missy think a
game of soccer would be just right for Sydney and Samantha.