Something Great (Hardcover)

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If you thought it was impossible to have fun with a recycled milk carton and piece of string, think again! In this sweet story about friendship, imagination, and creativity, Quinn makes their own fun in their own way. Not everyone understands why Something Great is so great, but you certainly will by the end of this book!


— From Something Great


Voila! Quinn spent the morning in their workshop, and they emerged with Something Great! But… What is it?

No one seemed to understand that Something Great isn't supposed to be anything. It was just… itself. Something Great.

Then, the new kid asks to play with Quinn and Something Great. They discover that Something Great can be an elevator, a bug catcher, or a stick lifter. It could even be… a friend finder.

Quietly profound, this sweet tale and its mixed-media illustrations are a delightful combination of elements blending STEM activities (for those inclined to catch them!) with casual nonconformity in a picture book that is, well, Something Great!

About the Author

Jeanette Bradley has been an urban planner, an apprentice pastry chef, and the artist-in-residence for a traveling art museum on a train. She is the author and illustrator of LOVE, MAMA (Roaring Brook, 2018) and illustrator of WHEN THE BABIES CAME TO STAY (Viking, 2020). She is also co-editor and illustrator of the poetry anthology NO VOICE TOO SMALL: FOURTEEN YOUNG AMERICANS MAKING HISTORY (Charlesbridge, 2020) and the forthcoming companion volume NO WORLD TOO BIG: YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE (Coming 2023!). Jeanette lives in Rhode Island with her wife and kids.

Praise For…

“Bradley’s latest, an everyday story of a nonbinary child, fits neatly alongside similar STEAM-focused titles. The mixed-media digital collages combine text, images of musical notes, and graph paper for a fitting DIY aesthetic. Spreads are filled with movement and emotion. Collaboration + boundless imagination = one bright idea.”—Kirkus Reviews 

“An apt and subtle metaphor for self-expression.” — The Horn Book 

“A welcome choice for STEM enthusiasts and creative types." — Booklist 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646141715
ISBN-10: 1646141717
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English