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If Apples Had Teeth

If Apples Had Teeth

Author: Milton and Shirley Glaser
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A book about language, play, and the relationship between words and images, If Apples Had Teeth is graphic, smart, silly, and surreal all at the same time. Language and thought come to life as counterfactuals and possibilities are conjured and proposed. The heart of the book beats with newness, reminding us that art, poetry, and story are all about creating something that doesn't yet exist in the world.


"You will want this book. It might change the way you look at the world. Some of the IFs are practical: 'If apples had teeth, they would bite back.' 'If a kangaroo was fond of you, he could carry your books home from school.' Some of the IFs rhyme or have alliteration: 'If a rhinoceros wore a sweater, he would look a lot better.' 'If horses had hat racks, they would be reindeer.' But some of the IFs make you drop your chin: 'If eggs were made of glass, you could count your chickens before they hatched.' 'If trees were pink, they would be nevergreens.' Did I mention the art? Very whimsical and fun!" - A Year of Reading

"This is a reprint of a title originally published by Knopf in 1960. The words and illustrations are delightfully wide-eyed, deranged, and possibly subversive. Apples bite back. The soup talks back! Alligators masquerade as luggage. (Watch out!) Each page posits 'what if,' and offers a delightfully absurd response. Some pages rhyme. Some don't. But there's a zippy rhythm to the text that makes for good reading aloud. Five to eight year olds who like to laugh will love this one. Young wordsmiths and artists will be eager to create their own `what ifs' and draw them. It's a book that makes the reader feel energized and want to participate." - STARRED REVIEW, Robin Shtulman, Youth Services Book Review

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General Fields

  • : 9781592702268
  • : Enchanted Lion Books
  • : Enchanted Lion Books
  • : May 2017
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Milton and Shirley Glaser
  • : Hardback
  • : 40