I Can Be Anything (Hardcover)

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August 30th, 2021: I force my parents to read this at least a dozen times before 9 am. Luckily it is funny and charming so they don't mind...too much! -Astrid

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A laugh-out-loud guessing game bedtime book!

It's time for bed, but Natsumi has a brilliant idea, even better than going to sleep: She'll pretend to be something and Mom will guess what she is! Ready?

Is she a caterpillar?
An arrow sign?
An upside-down bug?

Take your best guess, then laugh along with Natsumi and her mom as they play a pre-bedtime game of charades full of silliness and surprises!

• A delightfully silly read-aloud book for young children that helps soften bedtime routines
• Part picture book, part guessing game! The interactive nature will keep kids turning the page!
• Perfect book for toddlers

Fans of Guess Again, Interrupting Chicken, and Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show will love the clever kid-friendly humor of I Can Be Anything.

• Family read-aloud books for ages 3–5
• Guessing game books for toddlers

About the Author

Shinsuke Yoshitake is the author-illustrator of The Boring Book and The I Wonder Bookstore and the creator of many award-winning picture books. He lives in Japan.

Praise For…

"Yoshitake (The Boring Book) strikes again with Natsumi, a high-energy girl in yellow pajamas whose bedtime powers of invention nearly defeat her exhausted mother. . . . [He] creates lovable characters. . . in this sharp-eyed portrait of the way kids rev up just before they collapse."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452180380
ISBN-10: 1452180385
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 56
Language: English