If You Run Out of Words: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

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In If You Run Out of Words, an imaginative bedtime adventure from award-winning artist Felicita Sala, a father reassures his daughter of the fantastical lengths he’d go to in order to show his love
What happens if you run out of words?
Will you have any left for me?
Don’t be silly!
I could NEVER run out of words!
But what if you DO?
Seeking reassurance of her father’s attention, a young girl peppers her dad with elaborate, anxious what-ifs. Dad soothes each worry with the perfect answer: if he ever ran out of words, he’d visit the Elves’ Word Factory so that he never runs out again, of course! Even if it means having to brave the darkest woods, escape pirates, or even fly a rocket ship back home, there’s nothing that could ever come between them—and there aren’t enough words to describe how much he loves her.
Imaginative, humorous, and heartfelt, this picture book from internationally celebrated creator Felicita Sala is a whimsical ode to a parent’s boundless love for their child.

About the Author

Felicita Sala is the self-taught illustrator of several picture books, including All from a Walnut by Ammi-Joan Paquette, Be a Tree! by Maria Gianferrari, and The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli, as well as her own book of recipes for children, What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street? She grew up between Italy and Australia and now lives in Rome, Italy, with her family.

Praise For…

"With humor, heart, and oodles of child appeal, this tale models a flawed but devoted parent’s mastery of love languages."
— Kirkus

"With a plot that recalls Margaret Wise Brown’s classic The Runaway Bunny and artwork kids will love to pore over, this whimsical bedtime story offers a superb, masterful balance between the sweet reassurance of parental love and the freewheeling silliness of imaginative play."
— Booklist

"As lights-out approaches, Dad proves his storytelling mettle, reassuring his child that he’ll never run out of words—especially the three most important ones."
— Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419766886
ISBN-10: 1419766880
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English