The Imagination of Henry Wilson by Kathryn Herndon is a children's book that discusses feelings of restlessness, and promotes the use of imagination and visual expression to communicate one’s personal feelings and ideas. The story revolves around an older restless character named Henry Wilson who is stuck in the routine of his everyday life. This leaves him grumpy and unhappy with himself and his surroundings. After falling asleep at work due to exhaustion, Henry is confronted by his imagined six year old self, named Little Henry. This younger imagined version takes older Henry on an 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 was created in 2019 as my senior thesis project done at PNCA.