Written by Thierry Lenain
Illustrated by Olivier Tallec
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
Sitting on an island, a young child watches the world. He observes its troubles and he thinks about how the world could be different, and better.
What if it was the child who decided to be born? Here, from the belly of his mother, now round like an island, the child looks out at the world. Despite all of the trouble and heartache, he decides to be born, strong in his belief that he can help make the world a better place. Stunningly illustrated by Olivier Tallec, with strong colors and sketchy lines, WHAT IF... is a book that gives us a sense of purpose in being born, reminding us that our task is caring for the world and for each other.