In My World
About the Book
Can you imagine a world where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? What about horses that crow first thing in the morning or groundhogs that sing? Can you picture tall purple dandelions that grow like trees – or kids with wings flying high in the sky?
In this world, imaginations run wild with delight as illustrations present familiar things in very unusual ways. Every image has colorful surprises designed to inspire children to picture the world around them in a new way.
Whimsical and fun, this children’s tale depicts a world in which animals, plants, insects, and people behave and look very differently from what we know.
In my world, the cows are blue and puppies moo and rhinos lay the eggs.
All the young fish walk to schooland snakes have short red legs.
About the Author
Chuck Aardema grew up reading stories written by his grandmother, Verna Aardema, an acclaimed author of many children’s books, including Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1976. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Maria Ciaccio is the oldest of three artist daughters. She is a Northern Illinois University fine arts graduate, a freelance illustrator, and graphic and web designer for the Chicago Botanic Garden. She lives with her partner, Ken, and their daughter, Laila, in the Chicago bungalow they rebuilt together.