Now Nick has again spent literally years in illustrating a new book along a similar theme. Just Imagine came out ten days ago.
This time, instead of choosing things, you choose to change yourself. What if you were made of jelly or cheese or were a balloon or a ghost or a robot? Now we're getting into really imaginative territory.
Neither of these books tells a story, but it is clear from the reactions I've had to both of them that they are fich with story potential, and that all sorts of stories - serious ones, funny ones, sad ones, exciting ones, nonsense ones - come out of them. Not my stories, but the children's own stories. I find that exciting. With over a million copies of You Choose out there, being shared and chatted over, I hope that well over a million stories have brewed in children's minds from the ingredients it offers.
What particularly excites me about Just Imagine is that the protagonist in the stories that come out of this new book will almost certainly be the children themselves.