Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a global journey to spread a message of peace and friendship among birds from around the world, of all shapes and sizes.
Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon’s immortal song “Imagine,” and created in collaboration with Amnesty International, this poignant book inspires a new generation to imagine a world at peace.
A Message from Yoko Ono Lennon
This book is very special to me. The words were written by my husband, John, and it makes me so happy to see them illustrated in this beautiful book. He wrote “Imagine” as a song calling for peace around the world. Today, we need peace more than ever, so I think his words are still very important.
Everybody wants to feel happy and to feel safe. And we can all help make the world a better place in our own way. We should always keep love in our hearts, and look after one another. We should always share what we have, and we should stand up for people who are not being treated fairly.
And it’s important that we treat everyone like that, not just our family and our friends. We should treat everybody the same, no matter where they are from or if they speak a different language. After all, the pigeon in this book welcomes all the other birds, whatever color of feathers or shape of beak they have.
By doing this, we can all help to make a difference every day. Every small good thing that we do can help change the world for the better. You can do it, I can do it, we all can do it.
Imagine. Together we can make peace happen.
Then the world truly will live as one.
Foreword to Imagine,2017
"This is a beautiful reimagining of John Lennon’s immortal lyrics, tender and perfectly judged." -Chris Riddell, illustrator of Something Else, winner of the UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance
"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, author of War Horse