Think Big

This lyrical celebration of imagination and creativity in many child-friendly forms — painting, writing, acting, cooking, dancing and more, was illustrated by Vanessa Newton and published by Bloomsbury in Summer 2012.


“A bouncy, early-childhood answer to Glee shows a racially diverse classroom of kids eagerly preparing for a multifaceted art performance. Scanlon’s spare rhyming text bursts with gusto. No page has more than four words, but every word’s turbocharged because of flawless scansion and exuberance.”


“No one is left on the sidelines, whether they’re singers and crafters … or potters and dancers. Scanlon’s brief, percussive rhymes and Newton’s gently 1960s retro collages portray an industrious, competent, and preternaturally collaborative group.”

Publishers Weekly

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