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I'm looking for Picture Books where the main character changes from one thing to another. (like from one animal to another type of animal). Does anyone have any examples?

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#1 - May 12, 2016, 01:33 PM

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the only one I can think of, or perhaps at a stretch The Ugly Duckling.
#2 - May 12, 2016, 02:54 PM
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Can't think of any except for insect metamorphoses as Vonna points out, but these are natural transformations. It's coded into your DNA. It would be kind of delusional if a cat turned into a dog, no?

Imaginative play is a whole another thing. I've seen many PBs where a character (child or animal) imagines being different things (either animals or type of person, like pirate, or a cat thinking it's a lion) but it's very clear that a cat is a cat is a cat.

Sorry not to be more helpful.
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#3 - May 12, 2016, 03:02 PM
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TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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http://www.amazon.com/Mixed-Up-Chameleon-Eric-Carle/dp/0064431622 "The Mixed Up Chameleon" was the first one that came to mind, but there are others, typically that follow a caterpillar growing into a butterfly, or an ugly ducking type story.
#5 - May 18, 2016, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking for things more like Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, where Sylvester wishes to be turned into a rock and is. Or Brush, where a boy wants a pet and ties a Brush to a string and the Brush starts to act like a dog. Or The Little Rabbit that Wanted Red Wings, in which a rabbit wishes he were different types of animals, ends up sprouting red wings, etc.
#6 - May 18, 2016, 11:28 AM

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Skippyjon Jones comes to mind. Not sure it's quite on target, but maybe. 
#7 - May 18, 2016, 12:51 PM
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Hmmm. Piggie and Gerald: I am a Frog, by Mo Willems.

And maybe, Fish is Fish, by Leo Lionni. ? Not sure that's exactly right.

Oh, and a non-fiction possibility is "Little Skink's Tail".
#8 - May 18, 2016, 09:40 PM
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In IMOGENE'S ANTLERS, she grows antlers. :)
#9 - May 19, 2016, 03:54 AM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

I Wish That I had Duck Feet -- child turns into all sorts of other animals

#10 - May 19, 2016, 06:46 AM

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I Wish That I had Duck Feet -- child turns into all sorts of other animals



That sounds exactly like what I'm looking for! Thanks, everyone. Edited to add,

I thought that it sounded right, but that's a kid wishing for various appendages, I want something where they actually turn into something. Imogene's Antlers is a little closer, I think. Sylvester is the best one I've come up with. Thanks for all the ideas!
#11 - May 19, 2016, 06:58 AM
« Last Edit: May 19, 2016, 07:02 AM by anita »

I'm not sure if this is the type of thing you're looking for, but in my book, BEDTIME MONSTER, the boy turns into an actual monster.

Also, maybe GREEN WILMA by Ted Arnold?
#12 - May 22, 2016, 03:22 PM
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I'm not sure if this is the type of thing you're looking for, but in my book, BEDTIME MONSTER, the boy turns into an actual monster.

Also, maybe GREEN WILMA by Ted Arnold?


Thank you. Those sound great!
#13 - May 22, 2016, 06:09 PM

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