I Want to Be

I Want to Be

by Thylias Moss, Jerry Pinkney
     
 

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What do you want to be? a young girl is asked. Her answer is full of the soaring imagination and daring of youth: I want to be in motion but I want the ants in my pants to sometimes take a vacation. Sometimes I want to be slow but not so slow that everything passes me by. Poet Thylias Moss's extraordinary images are brought to life with Jerry Pinkney's equally…  See more details below

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What do you want to be? a young girl is asked. Her answer is full of the soaring imagination and daring of youth: I want to be in motion but I want the ants in my pants to sometimes take a vacation. Sometimes I want to be slow but not so slow that everything passes me by. Poet Thylias Moss's extraordinary images are brought to life with Jerry Pinkney's equally extraordinary illustrations. Exhilirating, verbally and visually; the very essence of youthful energy and summertime freedom. -Kirkus Reviews

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW gave a starred review to an African American girl's poetic musings on existence: "Both author and illustrator push the limits of their arts; they deliver illusions with the texture of truth." Ages 3-8. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140562866
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.62(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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