What the World Could Make: A Story of Hope (Hardcover)
From writer Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre, the bestselling creative team behind Come with Me and Listen, comes a story of hope, abundance, and the unfailing possibilities the world holds.
The friends thought it a wonder—
winter white flakes a gift from the sky.
They let them land . . .
the snow melting against their warmth.
The friends could sit there forever, just like that—
watching what the world could make.
Bunny and Rabbit are kindred spirits who celebrate the gifts of the seasons together—from the smell of lilacs to the wonder of gingko leaves, from the taste of sea pickles to the silent beauty of the first snowflakes melting against their warmth. What the World Could Make is a joyous reminder that if we pay attention, hope can always be found in our friendships, in nature, and in generosity toward one another.
About the Author
Holly M. McGhee is the author of the middle-grade novel Matylda, Bright & Tender, an Amazon, Bank Street, and ABC Best Book of the Year, as well as the bestselling picture books, Come with Me and Listen, both illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. She divides her time between New York City, where she helps bring books she loves into the world as a literary agent, and Maplewood, New Jersey.
Pascal Lemaître is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Not Open This Book! and New York Times bestseller Who's Got Game?, as well as the bestselling picture books, Come with Me and Listen, both written by Holly M. McGhee. His wife is the dancer-choreographer Emmanuele Phuon. They live with their daughter, Maelle, in Brussels, Belgium where Pascal is a professor at the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre.
Praise for What the World Could Make
"The two good pals joyfully exult in yet another bounty of the world in this gentle tale of sharing and seasonal splendor... Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet." - Kirkus
"An engaging picture book that encourages readers to take time to notice, appreciate, and remember the beauty around us." - Booklist
Praise for Listen, a Brain Pickings Favorite Children's Book of 2019
"A sweet serenade to our shared belonging... To listen takes time, too — to learn to hear and befriend the world within and the world without, to attend to the quiet voice of life and heart alike." - Brainpickings
"A thoughtful offering, expressed in subtle poetic tempo, about shared humanity and the nourishing world." - Publishers Weekly
"Readers of all ages will love this poetic, gentle book about understanding and appreciating the universe for both its individual components and how they are intertwined with one another." - School Library Journal