cover image Imagination Song

Imagination Song

Joe Raposo. Random House Children's Books, $9.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-375-80688-9

Two Sesame Street songs take book form for the first time. ""Here, in the middle of imagination, right in the middle of my head.../ I close my eyes and my home isn't home.../ and my bed isn't really my bed."" Musical director Joe Raposo created Imagination Song 25 years ago; now Laurent Linn's dreamlike depictions of the familiar characters show them acting out their fantasies Miss Piggy morphs into a mermaid, Cookie Monster holds court and Grover floats above the Earth's atmosphere on the tail of a kite. I Don't Want to Live on the Moon by the late Jeff Moss (who also wrote ""Rubber Duckie"") is set against Dagmar Fehlau's intergalactic illustrations. (Oct.)