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 Rock Can Be . . .
Cover: Water Can Be . . .
Cover: A Leaf Can Be . . .
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A Leaf Can Be . . .
A Rock Can Be . . .
Water Can Be . . .
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2023
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022
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Can Be . . . Books — Hardcover Set
Hardcover $40.48, 3 titles
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2023
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022