“Clara and Asha” by Eric Rohmann

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Today’s topic?

CLARA AND ASHA by Eric Rohmann, published by Roaring Brook Press in 2005.

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Clara has an imaginary friend who is a giant fish named Asha. Which seems really random. I mean, why a giant fish?

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But then we see how they “met.”

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Clara’s inspiration for this imaginary friend is a statue/fountain. This explains the large size of the fish.

It’s common for an imaginary friend to be based on a toy or stuffed animal. But a statue? That’s pretty different, and I have to give props to Eric Rohmann for coming up with this.

So…

What imaginary friends or characters did you create when you were a kid? Were any of them based on something out of the ordinary? Let us know in the comments section!

And in the mean time, be sure to pick up some of Eric Rohmann’s picture books – they’re a lot of fun.

Toydust out.

 

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