except if

except if

Illustrated by: Jim Averbeck
For Ages: 2 - 6
In the beginning, there is an egg. Which may become a baby bird, except if it becomes a baby snake instead. Except if the baby snake is really truly a dinosaur!

In this young, clever, and whimsical picture book in the spirit of Not a Box and First the Egg, an egg is not just an egg, but a symbol of the potential a child's imagination holds. As each image melds smoothly, but unexpectedly, into the next, readers are invited to stretch the limits of their imagination.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416995449 | 
  • January 2011 | 
  • Grades P - 1
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About the Author

Jim Averbeck
Photograph by Tim O’Meara

Jim Averbeck

Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied Children’s Book Writing and Illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.

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