I Wish I Had. . . by Giovanna Zoboli

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With its sharp eyes, the blackbird can see every blade of grass in the meadow. The wings of the wild goose can carry it far away. And the song of the whale fills the wide ocean. Each animal has skills and beauty wholly unique to itself. And in this lyrical book, a child describes the skill and the beauty possessed by various animals.

Giovanna Zoboli's fluid and lyrical descriptions, complemented by Simona Mulazzani's bright and charming illustrations, will leave the reader charmed by its sense wonder and awe.

About Giovanna Zoboli

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Giovanna Zoboli is an Italian author and editor. She is the author ofI Wish I Had (Eerdmans), and has written several award-winning books for young readers. Giovanna lives in Italy Simona Mulazzani is an international children's book illustrator. She has won a number of awards for her work and has illustrated over 60 children's and adult books, includingI Wish I Had (Eerdmans). She also lives in Italy.
Published March 1, 2013 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 26 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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The unseen and unnamed narrator of this Italian import wishes for many lively and thoughtful things.

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of I Wish I Had. . .

Publishers Weekly

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First published in Italy, this simple, graceful, and even majestic meditation reflects on the beauty and strength of familiar animals. “I wish I had the eyes of a blackbird to see every blade of grass

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New York Journal of Books

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“The author plants the seed for dreams of fantastic possibilities.”

Mar 01 2013 | Read Full Review of I Wish I Had. . .

PreS-Gr 1—An unidentified narrator wishes to possess many different attributes of animals, such as "the contentment of a dog in winter when the snow falls outside," the silence of a tiger in the jungle, the "night-black coat" of a panther, a wha

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