Elem. – What Could That Be?

Dalvand, Reza. What Could That Be? Orchard Books, 2020. 978-1-338-53019-3. 32 p. $18.99. Grades PreK-3.

What Could That Be? follows animals as they find an object in the forest. Each animal thinks they know what this object could be, so they run off to tell the other animals.  By the end of the story, each animal has decided what the object is; however, the author leaves the object’s identity up to the reader by the end of the story. The bright and colorful illustrations are gorgeous, and they add so much interest to the story as you read. The way the ending is written makes this book an amazing read aloud to have a discussion or use with a Makerspace type craft or activity.

THOUGHTS: I adored the illustrations of this book!! I also love the open ending and how it is all up to the reader for interpretation. Highly recommend!

Picture Book          Mary Hyson, Lehigh Valley Charter Academy