Emily Kilgore (Author) Zoe Persico (Illustrator)
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Description"Persico's atmospheric illustrations aptly reflect Cora's shifting emotions, and Kilgore successfully balances the whimsical with a tale grounded in reality." -Publishers Weekly "Cora and her Whatifs have a charming appeal beyond their focus on tackling anxious thoughts, making an enjoyable read-aloud for wide audiences. . . . A thoroughly welcome addition to growing collections of socio-emotional development materials." -Kirkus Reviews
Cora is struggling with her Whatif questions ahead of a big piano recital in this timely picture book about overcoming anxiety. What if my dog runs away?
What if I forget my homework?
What if the sun stops shining?
What if my crayon breaks? Cora is constantly worrying about everything. Because of this, the Whatifs love her. They sneak up to her and give her all kinds of doubts: big or small, silly or frightening, likely or impossible. As she prepares for an upcoming piano recital, the Whatifs cling on tighter and drag her down, making her anxious about messing up during the concert. Will she be able to change her worry-filled thoughts into hopeful ones?
Little Bee Books
August 25, 2020
9.1 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Emily Kilgore has been surrounded by the magic of books all her life. As both a writer and elementary school teacher, she strives to create books that foster empathy, welcome imagination, and spark a natural curiosity. She has written for various education publications, and The Whatifs is her debut children's book. When she's not writing or working, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with those she loves. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Emily now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and kitty. Zoe Persico is an illustrator with a love for everything cute, colorful, and full of whimsy. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking, cooking, playing Dungeons & Dragons, hunting for good finds at the thrift store, and watching documentaries. She currently resides in sunny Florida with her significant other and their dog, Zombie.