About the Book
Author LaDeana Cummins hopes that What If?—an illustrated rhyming book—will provide an opportunity for many in-depth conversations with children about emotions, compassion, and empathy. Beth Ferrara has created charming illustrations of cats, dogs, whales, and skunks that, when combined with poetic thought-provoking questions, will help build the foundation of caring and understanding of others. What If? offers a whimsical approach to the ever present relationship issues that children can sometimes experience.
What if broccoli were sweet
Instead of ice cream?
What if bees grew on trees
Instead of leaves?
By showing children what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, they will view things from a different perspective, enabling them to explore a broader range of feelings. What If? is a colorful, rhyming book for children of all ages, a wonderful addition to any classroom or home library.
About the Author
LaDeana Cummins works in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning. She and her team provide experiential workshops for children and ethics education for mental health professionals. She loves children, animals, and the outdoors. She and her husband live on a ranch near Norman, Oklahoma. They have two grown children.
Beth Ferrara graduated with a BFA from the University of Oklahoma. She now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Dave, and her cat, Desmond. Illustrating this book was a departure from her usual form of art, but she found the unfamiliar territory to be thoroughly enjoyable.