The best storytellers paint pictures with words, using them to fill our minds with vivid imagery. I remember reading the first Harry Potter novel to my first-grade son. Each time we completed a chapter and I turned the page to start a new one he would shift in my lap and look away from the book. Finally I asked him what was wrong. He replied, “I don’t want to see the drawing on the first page of the chapter because I want to think about what things look like all by myself.” Of course, with three Harry Potter movies released, everyone knows what Harry and Ron “look like.” We’ve seen Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and we’ve seen brooms—Nimbus Two Thousands, Firebolt and others.