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What If

What If

Book - 2018
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A child who likes to draw and write stories imagines what would happen if there were no pencils, paper, or other tools for being creative.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316390965
Branch Call Number: E BERGER
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Curato, Mike


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A young artist affirms that no matter what happens, no matter what a person has or doesn't have, a person can find that there are always ways to create stories and art and joy.

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Jul 23, 2019

Devastatingly beautiful illustrations with lyrical text that rolls of the tongue. Yes, I absolutely loved this book. 'What if..." has a wonderful message about the creativity and quiet determination of a child. Reminds me of that time in my life when I too believed I could do anything.

Apr 16, 2019

I liked this book because it had a lot of detail and the writing matched the pictures. I would recommend it because it is not that hard to read. If you lose all of the writing tools like pencils, paper, colors, she still had her mind. This is a good book for kids age 5 or older. by Savaya

Apr 09, 2019

I liked this book because I can relate to the girl. I am creative and she is creative too. It reminded me of myself. For example, she liked the colour purple and I like it too. I liked the ending of the book because all my favourite things were there: unicorns, rainbows, and birds. Areeba

This book was my favourite because I liked the art in this book. I loved that nothing can take away imagination. Maryam

May 19, 2018

This book is going to win awards. It really fills a niche for helping kids cope with the unexpected and explains how creativity can help one stay happy by dreaming and working with what is available, despite adversity. Beautifully written and illustrated.

nmaryann May 18, 2018

A celebration of imagination and creativity in all its forms! The multi-media art style adds dimension to the forms of creativity presented in this story.

Apr 21, 2018

Mike Curato takes mixed media to a whole new level. He uses his traditional style of pencil and digital color and includes everything from origami to plain old playing in the dirt... check out how he did it here


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