Illustrated by :Cale Atkinson
Audience:Children: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Dimensions:9in x 9 x 0.17 in | 0.36 lb
Page Count:32 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT
NEW FORMAT OF A SUCCESSFUL HC & BB: With sales grossing nearly 30,000 across both formats, we are excited to reintroduce this magical tale for young readers.
A GREAT CONVERSATION STARTER for kids/parents to talk about getting a pet.
VISUALLY CAPTIVATING: Cale Atkinson’s art is bright, cheerful and very appealing to young readers.
IMAGINATION: This book will spark the imagination of readers and is a great springboard for lively discussions.
UNICORNS! Everyone loves unicorns and there’s a unicorn in this book.
One of Book Riot’s 50 Must-Read Fantasy Books for Kids, 2018
One of Book Riot’s 38 Children’s Book Gift Ideas for Clueless Grown-Ups, 2018
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)
PRAISE FOR If I Had a Gryphon:
“Just right after all. VanSickle delivers lean, bouncy verse and an impressive array of offbeat creatures, while Atkinson’s illustrations are bold and hint at dynamic motion.”—Kirkus Reviews
“VanSickle’s rhymes are unflaggingly exuberant as the girl puts up with noisy harpies, biting chupacabras, and mischievous fairies, and Atkinson fills the pages with visual comedy.”—Publishers Weekly
“[T]he whimsical, rhyming story of a girl’s desire for the perfect pet is a fun and fabulous examination of being careful what you wish for and happy with what you have.”—Quill & Quire
"The humorous storyline, the strong rhyming scheme, and the bold illustrations by Cale Atkinson make If I Had a Gryphon a marvellous addition to the picture book genre. Sure to be a favourite among fantasy fans and those contemplating what their perfect pet might be—mythical or otherwise!”—CM Magazine
“[P]rovides a unique intro to the differences between myths and reality for little learners.” —Teacher Librarian
“[P]rovides a unique intro to the differences between myths and reality for little learners.”