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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

    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 started out wanting to be a cowboy. Luckily for young readers, he later decided to become a "writer," even though he's still not sure he can call himself one (he does other things too, like picking berries and skipping stones). But Jerry seems to be pretty good at this writing thing. His first novel, Space Station Seventh Grade, was published with Little, Brown in 1982, and he won a Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee. Now, 28 novels and 17 grandchildren later, Jerry lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania with his wife, who is also a "writer."

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 32 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 Eggs by Jerry Spinelli:

    A Scholastic Instructor Best New Summer Book

    "Spinelli deftly handles themes of friendship, family, loss, and resilience in a story that will long linger in the hearts of readers. Elegant and memorable."--Kirkus (starred review)

    "The Newbery Award-winning Spinelli has crafted his tale in simple, vivid prose. Once again, it's his original, compelling characters that set him so far above most authors writing for this age group...'A'--Entertainment Weekly

    "A touching tale."--KLIATT

    "A lyrical study of grief and hope."--The Bulletin

    "Readers will find some of the scenes between David and Primrose vivid and memorable." -- Booklist 

    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

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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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!