The Power of Imagination: Beta Version

Last week I posted a blog with a historical example about how imagination helps us solve problems. I also mentioned that my latest picture book Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy has just been released. Space Cop Zack is about the “beta version” of imagination—childhood imaginings that help us develop our imaginations into powerful tools that can serve us well throughout our lives.

And of course imagination has more benefits than helping us to become better problem solvers. It has important psychological and psychosocial benefits, especially for developing children. It can help kids learn to think symbolically, an essential skill in the world we live in today. So stay tuned, because in the coming weeks I’ll be writing about those benefits as well.

As promised last week, below is a preview of Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy, joined by his faithful robot sidekick GARG.

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I am pleased to announce that my tenth CBA picture book is now available. Space Cop Zack: Protector of the Galaxy is a celebration of the power of the imagination. Travel through the galaxy with intrepid Space Cop Zack and his faithful robot sidekick GARG.

slimeTogether they take on the pursuit of the terrible Dr. Dogbreath, chasing him through the asteroids, oceans, and unusual plant life of Zack’s galaxy. Zack and GARG brave bad smells, squishy slime, giant ocean monsters and even motion sickness.

octopusqueasyWill they finally capture Dr. Dogbreath, or will he escape their grasp? That will all depend on where your imagination takes you. Who knew 15 pages could hold so much excitement?

Check out this gorgeous, high-quality color book in softcover, hardcover, or eBook formats. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the iBookstore, and other online booksellers.

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