The Almost Impossible Thing (Hardcover)

By Basak Agaoglu

Philomel Books, 9780399548277, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Nothing is so impossible that it shouldn't be tried. Even if you're a bunny hoping to fly. A tribute to teamwork, big dreams, perseverance, and those who don't listen when others say their goals are unreachable.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.--Chinese Proverb

Most of us want to fly--even if we know we're rooted to the ground. Especially if we know we're rooted to the ground! So when a rabbit spots a bird soaring in beautiful, colorful loop-de-loops, a dream is born. Though her friends tell her "You can't do that!" our rabbit is undeterred. Through comical ski jumps, trampoline bounces, swings on the trapeze, and experiments with kites . . . somehow, some way, there must be a way to fly.

And there is! Teamwork.

Debut author/illustrator Basak Agaoglu delivers a story of faith, persistence, and humor--along with some of the most adorable, child-friendly art ever seen. For fans of Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery.




    About the Author

    Basak Agaoglu (www.basakagaoglu.com) was born and raised in Adana, Turkey, before moving to New York to pursue a degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, Basak began her career as a designer in the fashion industry while also working on illustrations for a children's book. The Almost Impossible Thing is Basak's debut picture book. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Follow Basak on Twitter and Instagram @BasakAgaoglu.


    Praise For The Almost Impossible Thing

    "Agaoglu suggests that some dreams are so powerful that they almost will themselves into fruition." -- Publishers Weekly

    "This is a book worth reading and rereading." -- Mel Schuit, Let's Talk Picture Books blog

    "The images offer much to consider and chuckle at, from bunnies on ski jumps and with hang gliders to the final, improbable result. . . . A rewarding debut. -- Kirkus Reviews