What If...


What If...
Written by Samantha Berger
Illustrated by Mike Curato
April 10, 2018
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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THIS GIRL is determined to express herself! If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream. Mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Mike and Sam

Photo credit Leo Moreton



"This extraordinary book will make it hard for any child reader to settle for the mundaneness of reality."
- Kirkus, Starred Review

"uplifts and demonstrates the unstoppable spirit of creativity"
- Booklist

"Curato’s collaged and found-object illustrations meet the creative challenges the text all but demands with moments of giddy inventiveness."
- Publishers Weekly

"This inspirational read-aloud provides ample opportunity for discussion and creation from beginning to end. A necessary addition for most collections."
- School Library Journal

Chicago Public Library
"Best Picture Books of 2018"
- Chicago Public Library

Nerdie Book Club
"Fiction Picture Book Selection"
- Nerdie Book Club

Texas Library Association
"2019 2x2 Reading List"
- Texas Library Association

Bank Street College of Education
"Best Children's Books
of the Year 2019
- Bank Street College of Education

International Literacy Association & Children's Book Council
"2019 Children’s Choices
Reading List
- International Literacy Association & Children's Book Council



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