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It's Impossible!

Tracey Corderoy, Tony Neal (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Description

An imaginative, hilarious, and fun story that teaches children that nothing is impossible!

Dog longs to visit the ocean, but it is MILES away. "Impossible!" he sighs. After using a new laundry soap called "Ocean Magic" a crab appears and needs help getting home. Will Dog take this chance to make his dream come true?


Praise For It's Impossible!

Nothing’s impossible unless you say it is.

Dog runs a laundry business in the city, and he longs to see the ocean. Then he finds a box of new detergent called Ocean Magic, not only promising “seaside freshness with every wash!” but also, apparently, bearing a passenger. After Dog uses the detergent, what should emerge from the washing machine but a dizzy crab? Crab must return home—but how? Bicycling and mailing aren’t options. Consulting a map, Dog realizes “it’s impossible” to drive to the ocean, but Crab coaxes him into making the trip together. Even though he keeps repeating “it’s impossible,” Dog sets out with Crab. They explore varied terrain, visit natural wonders, take selfies, and meet other travelers overcoming personal impossible challenges. Finally arriving at their destination, Dog’s in ocean heaven. Dejectedly acknowledging staying is not, well, possible, Dog backtracks when he realizes remaining in seaside paradise is “only impossible if I SAY it is.” The satisfying conclusion shows Dog and Crab operating a bustling beach cafe. This lighthearted but single-purpose tale posits that goals one thinks are impossible may not be. This is a good message for youngsters, and Crab’s gusto might encourage kids to work to make their dreams real. The colorful, lively illustrations lend humor and feature plenty of details for children to savor. Endpapers depict colorful, smiling fish.

It’s not at all impossible for readers to enjoy this perky story. (Picture book. 4-7)

Tiger Tales, 9781680101911, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020



About the Author

Tracey Corderoy lives near Gloucester in the Cotswolds with her family and a host of lively pets. Once an elementary school teacher, Tracey is now an award-winning writer. She loves visiting schools, libraries and bookshops, bringing her stories to life with bright, engaging events, and inspiring children to want to be writers.

Tony Neal's passion for art has led to a blooming career in children's book illustration. He is currently living in the south Leicestershire countryside. When not working, he enjoys fishing, spicy food, and rocking out on his bass guitar in a local band.