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When I grow up, what shall I be?
This exuberant book offers up everything from a paper plane folder to a puppy dog holder, from a silly joke teller 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. This book is an imaginative joyride about hopes and dreams, and a reminder of all the possibilities life has to offer. So, what do you want to be? Remember--you can be anything!
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.
* "[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."—School Library Journal