Explore all of life's possibilities in this exuberant book by Newbery Award winning author Jerry Spinelli -- a perfect gift for new parents, graduates, and more!
A little boy contemplates the interesting and exciting things he could be when he grows up: everything from a paper plane folder to a puppy dog holder, from a baby sis soother to a snowball smoother.
Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli's simple and charming rhymes are accompanied by internationally renowned illustrator Jimmy Liao's vibrant and fantastical illustrations.Now available in board book format, this imaginative joyride about hopes and dreams, and all the things that life has to offer, makes a fantastic gift.
About the Author
Jerry Spinelli is the author of many immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs, Stargirl, Space Station Seventh Grade, Newbery Honor Book Wringer, Newbery Award winner Maniac Magee, and the picture books Mama Seeton's Whistle and I Can Be Anything! He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and fellow author, Eileen.
When Jimmy Liao was little he wanted to be several things: a painter, a magician, or a train driver. Eventually he became a painter who tries to create magic with pictures. (And who sometimes still dreams of being a train driver.) He is the author and illustrator of over thirty-two books that have been translated into nine languages worldwide. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called his first book with Little, Brown, The Sound of Colors, "exuberant." He lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife and daughter.
Praise for I Can Be Anything!:
* "[An] uplifting, imaginative vision of life's possibilities that suggests that there are no limits -- not even the sky."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Both the lilting text and amusing watercolor and acrylic illustrations are full of energy.... [A] marvelous story."