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I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't

I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't

Spring 2018 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Diane Dillon
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 978-1338166903
Hardcover Price: $17.99

Young Zoe has big dreams, but for every dream she visualizes, there's a voice in her head that discourages her. Always negative, the voice rains on every parade. Zoe recognizes the negativity of the voice, and finally answers, "Go away, voice. I won't listen to you. I'm not grown-up yet I can be anything ... "

With wide white margins, the boxy, colorful illustrations of Zoe are sometimes single page and sometimes double, but they spill out of their frames, with realistic subplots of the child's actual activities. Zoe is stylized but distinctive and lovely. A wonderful new picture book from a wonderful, distinctive artist.

Kemie Nix   ©2018 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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