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Full–Color • 9 x 11 • 32 pages
Jacketed Hardcover or Paperback; Bilingual
Accelerated Reader Quiz #68625
Grade Level 2; F&P: J
Written by Nancy Sweetland
Illustrated by Robert Sweetland
  • Raventree Press

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This tale is a new take on the old story of how the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Exploring a world full of beautiful, fanciful, and sometimes downright comical possibilities, If I could/Si yo pudiera easily puts an audience in other worlds with the skillful use of rhythm and rhyme. But in the end, our young friend finds, and you will too, that sometimes it's best to be just who you are.

This title is available in a bilingual English–Spanish edition.

A writer “ever since she can remember,” Nancy Sweetland has published both short stories and poetry for children and adults. If I Could is her sixth picture book, following God's Quiet Things. Nancy enjoys music, golfing, and traveling. She and Bob have twelve children and thirty-one grandchildren. Nancy Sweetland Lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin

A man of many talents, Bob Sweetland (1934-2007) returned to illustration, his first love, after nearly 30 years in the corporate world. Schooled at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Bob owned an advertising company and fine arts school for twelve years, where he taught people of all ages and in all mediums. If I Could was his fourth picture book, and the second in collaboration with his wife Nancy.

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