Mohrbooks Literary Agency
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Philomel Books (2017-04-04)
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Final Pages
Original language
Children’s picture books


by Agaoglu, Basak

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.

Most of us want to fly--even if we know we're rooted to the ground.Especiallyif 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 ofExtremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery.

Basak Agaoglu 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. You Can't Do That is Basak's debut picture book. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Annelie Geissler

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Readers see the rabbit and his friends form a giant rabbit flying machine that takes to the air in brilliant hues. Although the rabbit’s persistence is certainly on display, Agaoglu suggests that some dreams are so powerful that they almost will themselves into fruition.

Review: Publishers Weekly

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