If...

Author(s): Sarah Perry

Hardback Picture Books

If... is a book of surreal possibilities. It can be explored in many different ways. you can use a single illustration or combine several to create your own stories.

For example, "If frogs ate rainbows.".., what would their croaks sound like and what would they say? Or "If cats could fly...and "If mice were hair.".., what then? In contrast, you can perceive each painting as a complete story in itself. I hope this book triggers a smile (either private or shared ) and will help you experience the real wonders surrounding us all: water can become solid; bees do dance; and birds can truly soar.


In her first book, artist Sarah Perry has created twenty magical watercolors that are an open invitation to the imaginations of children.


Beautifully produced in full color, these fantastic images conjure up a world of limitless possibilities where anything can happen: leaves turn into green fish...cats fly about on wings...and butterflies become a little girl's coat of many colors. Children of all ages will enjoy this book, the Getty Museum's first co-publication with the Children's Library Press of Venice, California.

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"Can you imagine what would happen if cats could fly of if leaves on trees were actually fish? What would happen if ants could count or spiders could read braille? These premises and illustrations serve as writing prompts as children consider what the world would be like in each case."--Bookalogues

Sarah Perry is an artist living in Los Angeles.

General Fields

  • : 9780892363216
  • : Getty Publications
  • : Getty Publications
  • : November 1995
  • : 257mm X 216mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Perry
  • : Hardback
  • : Sarah Perry
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 44
  • : 20 colour illustrations