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I Can Be Anything!

By Jerry Spinelli (Hardcover Book, 2010)
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!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316162265

    • On Sale Date: 03/17/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book

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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!

Jerry Spinelli is the author of over twenty-five immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs; Stargirl; Space Station Seventh Grade; Newbery Honor Book Wringer; Maniac Magee, winner of more than fifteen state children's book awards in addition to the Newbery Award; and the picture books Mama Seeton's Whistle and I Can Be Anything! He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, 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).

  • Praise for The Sound of Colors by Jimmy Liao:
    A Book Sense Pick
    A Borders Original Voices nominee

    "A meditation on blindness that will stay with readers long after they have closed the...book."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "Wonderful, full of imagination and glow."--Kirkus

    "Intriguing and thought-provoking."--The Horn Book

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I Can Be Anything!
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 10" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316162265
  • On Sale Date: 03/17/2010
I Can Be Anything!