After enjoying the book I reviewed in my last post I read another by the same talented author. If I Could be Anything takes us into a boy's vivid imagination while he's picturing multiple possibilities, all of which sound like fun. What kid wouldn't want to bounce like a kangaroo or soar like an eagle? McNamee's catchy rhymes will carry children along, especially if the book is read aloud to them.
But at last the boy appreciates being himself, surrounded by those who love him. With such a comforting ending the book would make a wonderful bedtime story.
Marina Movshina did a good job of capturing the imaginary feel of the book in her illustrations, too.