We live in an ever-changing world, and acceptance is now more important than ever. Why not teach children early? Imaginationland is a happy place, a place of dreams. In this world of fantasy, everyone gets along, regardless of skin color. There is no judgment of race and no hatred—only love shared between friends across all cultural lines. Marcel Thomas’ thought-provoking collection of playful poetry is for all ages, as we all need to learn how to love one another. It is a child’s wish for a perfect world where there is no bigotry or rage. We should not be judged by the color of our skin, our religion, or our cultures but instead learn from each other with patience and peace. Children are more likely to overlook cultural differences, whereas adults can be harder to change. Therefore, we start teaching positive ways of life to the young through carefully crafted poetry. However, even adults can learn new things from this collection or at least be reminded that we are all human, thriving together on this earth, and we all deserve tolerance.
Marcel Thomas and Telicia Lewis are the authors of Cool Shoes, The Jack Russell Terrier. They live in San Francisco, California. He is a father of six and grandfather of eight.