The spider would love to be as cute as the ladybird. The ladybird, in turn, dreams of being as strong as the ant. But the ant finds it far too hectic being surrounded by all the other ants. He longs for peace and quiet. ‘If only I was a snail…’ he sighs.
Every now and then, we all want to be someone else. The question is whether that is always an improvement.
If Only… is a wonderful picture book to read and look at together. In a playful way, through the charming, detail-packed illustrations, children will learn that it might actually be best to be yourself! Mies’s work has been published in 20 languages.