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by Sarah Perry

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Illustrations present such imaginative possibilities as worms with wheels, caterpillar toothpaste, and whales in outer space.
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This is a great reprint.
This is a great book for helping bend your imagination.
Some of the artwork has been used in examples or other famous works.
The imagination is tested by the images and words to make you think out of the box. ( )
  VadersMorwen | Jul 29, 2021 |
picture book
both 3rd grade classes and the mixed grade (1st-6th) group loved this book.
update: 1st grade classes were totally slayed. I don't know if the teachers approved of me riling up their students like that, but it sure was fun to see the kids reacting so strongly (and loudly) to each page. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
In this thought provoking book, the author offers ideas from an alternative universe and then illustrates. These alternative ideas include, "If butterflies were clothes..." and "If mice were hair." Find out which of these "if" statements is the most thought provoking or outrageous.
  campbell_m76 | Jul 30, 2020 |
Sarah Perry uses stark contrast between her writing and the pictures in this book. On each two page spread, she has a blank white page with the starter "If". On the other page is a beautiful illustration. For example "If leaves were fish.... On the next page is a branch with leaves that look like fish. Children of all ages can use their imagination to finish the sentence and create some of their own "If" statements.
  Debbie.C | Jul 23, 2020 |
A 25th-anniversary-reissue picture book, which I’d never before heard of, Perry’s surrealist work is attractive and novel enough, but ultimately unsatisfying. There is no plot, nothing to hold the disparate speculations, which make up its contents, together. I can imagine children enjoying the work and perhaps using the creator’s pattern as a model for their own fanciful speculations and images. Beyond that, however, I don’t see much point in the book. ( )
  fountainoverflows | Apr 22, 2020 |
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