The Imagination of Henry Wilson by Kathryn Herndon is a children's book for ages 6-8. The story revolves around an older restless character named Henry Wilson who is stuck in the routine of his everyday life. This leaves him feeling grumpy and unhappy with himself and his surroundings. After falling asleep at work from exhaustion, Henry is confronted by his imagined six year old self, Little Henry! This younger imagined version takes older Henry on a journey where he interacts with fun dorky characters he’s created, like a taco robot and aliens who like drinking hot chocolate and playing games. Encouraged to explore his imagination, Henry finds joy again through being creative, solving his restlessness.
This picture book dummy was created in 2019 as my senior thesis project done at PNCA.