I am, I can
While we’re growing up, we learn something new every day. An emotion, a joke, a sound, a flavour. One day we dive, the next day we discover a new place. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. In this adventure of being and growing, every experience counts.
On this book, Madalena Matoso’s illustrations dialogue with words by Ana Pessoa (whose work we already knew from Young Adult fiction), bringing us closer to those moments when we focus on growing up and taking new steps. Whether they’re historical milestones (like those described on books) or more subtle achievements, those moments are equally important. What they all have in common is the determination, rhythm, energy and resilience that one needs to grow up. “I am. I can. I bring. I king. I ping. I pong.”
Come along, to discover this poem that never stops growing.
– Recommended by the Portuguese National Reading Plan (Plano Nacional de Leitura)
– Nominated for Best Portuguese Illustrator of Picturebooks at the comics festival Amadora BD
First edition: April 2018
Rights available for all languages
48 pages · 155 x 180 mm · ISBN: 9789898145888