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From the often Caldecott-buzzed Deborah Freedman, a sweet and funny story about finding your place in the world.Carl is an earthworm. He spends his days happily tunneling in the soil until a field mouse asks him a simple question that stops him short: "Why?" Carl's quest takes him on an adventure to meet all the animals of the forest, each of whom seems to know exactly what they were put on this earth to do, unlike the curious Carl. But it's not until the world around him has changed that Carl begins to realize everyone, no matter how small, makes a big difference just by being themselves.



About the Author

Deborah Freedman

Deborah Freedman was an architect once-upon-a-time, but now she loves to build worlds in children's picture books. She is the author and illustrator of SCRIBBLE, BLUE CHICKEN, THE STORY OF FISH & SNAIL, BY MOUSE & FROG, and SHY. Her next book, THIS HOUSE, ONCE, will be published by Atheneum on February 28, 2017. Deborah lives in a colorful house in Connecticut, where she is always busy writing and drawing.

Please visit www.deborahfreedman.net to learn more about Deborah and her work.

THIS HOUSE, ONCE:
"Tender, comforting, and complex." - Kirkus Reviews, ?starred review

SHY:
"An exquisite treasure for bashful readers, animal lovers, and anyone who's ever wanted a friend." - Kirkus Reviews, ?starred review

BY MOUSE & FROG
"Freedman's story speaks to power of creative passion and the rewards of playing well with others." - Publishers Weekly, ?starred review

THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL:
"This marvelous metabook shines in both concept and beauty." - Kirkus Reviews, ?starred review

BLUE CHICKEN:
"Full of surprise and emotion..." - School Library Journal, ?starred review

SCRIBBLE:
"... a clever gem of a book" - Publishers Weekly



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