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I can be anything : don't tell me I can't!

by Dillon, Diane,

Format: Print Book 2018.
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Summary
Like most girls and boys, Zoe enthusiastically embraces the wonders of our world and its infinite possibilities. "I can be anything I want to be!" she tells us, presenting herself in a range of careers. "But what if you fail?" asks a voice of doubt that attempts to undermine her confidence.



Bold and sassy, Zoe swats the voice away at every turn, declaring her certainty with a charisma that will encourage us all to silence the fears projected onto us by our world. Why can't a girl grow up to be President? Zoe can! When the voice of doubt continues, Zoe knows exactly what to say: "Go away, voice... I can be anything... but first, I have to learn to read. And don't tell me I can't!"



Award-winner Diane Dillon has created a winning character who defies anything to hold her back from achieving her goals. And the key to Zoe's future success begins when Zoe defiantly opens her book, making it clear that both confidence and reading are tools we all need to make our dreams come true.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Zoe is a young girl with big ambitions. She has confidence that she can do and be whatever she wants when she grows up. However, Zoe has a small voice of doubt that creeps into her daydreams of adventure and fulfillment. When she considers a career as a veterinarian, the voice asks, What if they bite you? When she thinks about being a traveling archaeologist: What if you get homesick? Zoe answers the self-doubts with assurance that I can be anything! Caldecott medalist Dillon's signature artwork depicts Zoe still a child performing the duties of each mentioned career choice in mainly single-page vignettes. More than 15 career choices are mentioned, including teacher, librarian, president, and chef. Illustrations reveal the young girl in a classroom, teaching students the alphabet; standing at a podium with a Zoe for President poster on the wall behind her; and in an apron and chef's hat, holding a book titled Zoe's Recipes. This entertaining and informative title will encourage children to consider the many opportunities the future holds.--Owen, Maryann Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The title of Caldecott Medalist Dillon's first solo outing sounds as if it's about dreaming big, but its real focus is on quieting the internal voice that undermines those dreams. "I'm a bird. I can fly way up high," announces a girl named Zoe; she has brown skin, curly hair, and striped leggings. "What if you fall?" taunts the voice. "I won't fall," Zoe replies stoutly. She dreams of being an astronaut (Dillon paints her sharing cupcakes with an alien), an archaeologist, an inventor, and a veterinarian who has just bandaged a tiger's paw. The main scenes, full of incident and detail, are framed by thick white borders, in which small vignettes show Zoe playing at what she wants to become-cooking on her toy stove or digging in the sand. As the pages turn, she gets braver: "You're just a voice, and I don't have to listen to you." And she knows where her priorities are: "First I have to learn to read!" Armed with Zoe's retorts, readers will grasp how their own doubts trip them up-and how to tell them to hush up. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Learning -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Reading -- Fiction.
Learning -- Fiction.
Occupations -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2018.
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description pages cm
ISBN 9781338166903
1338166905
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