A gentle lullaby celebrating the abundant nature of the East Coast, from the illustrator of Wildflower and The Book of Selkie.
If you could be anything, what would you be?
I'd be a tall ship, racing fast on the sea
I'd fill up my sails with the salty cool breeze
If I could be anything. If it were up to me.
This lyrical lullaby from educator and musician Jen Britton, with illustrations by celebrated artist Briana Corr Scott (Mermaid Lullaby, Wildflower) asks young readers, If you could be anything, what would you be? Responses run the gamut from lupins to sea glass to a lighthouse shining bright to the pull of the tides, celebrating the abundant natural and cultural landscapes of the East Coast.
With gentle, rhyming text and dreamy oil illustrations, If You Could Be Anything is the perfect story to send little ones off to dreamland, and older ones off on new adventures.
Includes informative, illustrated backmatter.
About the authors
Jennifer Britton is a Halifax-based author, teacher, and musician. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, she has always felt called to the east coast and has lived in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Forever a teacher, Jennifer's writing engages young readers by inspiring them to think critically and creatively about the world and their place within it. Jennifer currently resides in Hubley, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children.
Briana Corr Scott as born in Salem, MA, and grew up in New Hampshire. Her love of painting began early in life, and continued during her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 2006, where she lives with her husband and three young children. She now works from a home studio, and her paintings and poems are inspired by the natural world, particularly the Nova Scotia coast. She Dreams of Sable Island is her first book.