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I Can Be Anything

Written by Jerry Spinelli & illustrated by Jimmy Liao
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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!

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Lemony Snickers
Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
5.25 / 7.0
Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote I Can Be Anything

Jerry Spinelli
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Who Illustrated I Can Be Anything

Jimmy Liao

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, <i>Publishers Weekly </i>called his first book with Little, Brown, <i>The Sound of Colors</i>, “exuberant.” He lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife and daughter.

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March 17, 2010
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