What If…?

By: Mary-Anne Hampton, Cristy Zinn, Julie Smith-Belton


Text and Images from What If…?

She was wondering…

What if jelly beans made you jump really high?
You could get to school in one big leap!





Would they tell good jokes?

What if houses were rocket ships?
Your family could go on holidays
to the moon!



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Comments 3

  • yash writes:
    it was a nice story

    Giana writes:
    This book was written very well

    Danielle Bruckert (site Editor) writes:
    This is a beautifully told tale about the ulitmate question that sometimes frustrates those of us who have forgotten how to dream.

    Zoshka writes:
    I love this book! I am 7 years old. I wonder, too 🙂

    glenn writes:
    i like this book so much thank you whoever made this

  • neaveah davis writes:
    this girl thinking things that’s not true or will happen.

    heather smith writes:
    i love this book very much

    mary writes:
    My 8year old enjoyed this short story

    sukjiyun writes:
    main character Nandi is very Rich in imagination!!!!

    Stacey writes:
    Beautiful book and easy for kids to read and understand

    Angel Yahir Jimenéz writes:
    This book was a great book, it’s so much fun to wonder. I’m so glad my teachers make us go to this website.

    trinity milton writes:
    I enjoyed the book because Nanbi kept wondering about new and exciting ideas.

  • Shyla writes:
    I liked the smart little girl!

    David Castillo writes:
    This is a silly book and I enjoyed it.

    Dionne writes:
    My daughter enjoyed this book.

    Briana writes:
    Love it

    Jazmin writes:
    My cousin and I loved it, thanks!

    Aaesha omar writes:
    It is a good book I am also wondering too.


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