Can Be . . . Books

Laura Purdie Salas’s lyrical, rhyming text and Violeta Dabija’s glowing illustrations make simple yet profound observations about seemingly ordinary objects and encourage readers to suggest “what else it can be!” Using metaphors for a leaf (tree topper / rain stopper), a rock (hopscotch marker / fire sparker), and water (thirst quencher / kid drencher), these insightful picture books creatively highlight a variety of roles and relationships in nature.

Cover: A Leaf Can Be . . .
Cover: A Rock Can Be . . .
Cover: Water Can Be . . .
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Can Be . . . Books — eBook Set
Can Be . . . Books — Library Bound Set
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
A Leaf Can Be . . . 260 L
A Rock Can Be . . . L
Water Can Be . . . 310 L
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019