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Here Comes Ingo...

...is a gift to parents who want to make story-time count and to mindful, inquisitive children looking to add to the story via painting, drawing and writing ON the page thus becoming the artist and not simply observing the art.

A shark who eats cupcakes with gusto, a merry band of birds& frogs piggybacking on a fish, a solitary wolf wrapped in a rainbow are only a few of the 32 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling which invite young readers to experience a new kind of adventure through the power of visual excitement.

The unique playfulness of the illustrations is enhanced by the gentle depiction of this endangered bird's body language.

With every turn of the page, whimsical collages filled with fun details wrapped in Disney-like colors lead to charming and surprising reveals.

This detail packed illustrated picture book presents the multi-layered tale of Ingo, a scarlet macaw who bored sitting on her eggs drifts off to sleep and dreams of flying into the lush tropical rain forest she calls home.

As with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over inviting readers to visit again and again in order to nurture their imagination.

Ingo's dream opens up a new world of possibilities and surreal and unexpected encounters.

At the same time, the unique perspectives shown call to mind the worlds of film animation and classic books from Good Night, Gorilla to The Adventures of Polo to Polo:The Runway Book to Tuesday to Where's Walrus to Sea of Dreams to The Red Book.