Review: The Possible Police

The Possible Police - Wylde Scott

When I was growing up my mother wouldn't allow me to say, "I can't".  She taught me an important lesson, that there was nothing I couldn't do if I wanted it bad enough and was willing to work hard enough to do it.

That there is no "can't", there is only "I won't" or "I don't want to".

This book empowers and affirms dreams of children to do even the impossible.  The rhymes and artwork are reminiscence of Dr. Seuss.  The message is clear, don't listen to the nay-sayers, dream big, and believe in yourself.  Presented in a fun, colorful and imaginative way.  This story is positive, cheerful and energetic.

I also love the fact that the story features a girl.  Even today, often in spite of our best efforts, some girls get the message there are things they cannot do.


If there's anyone in the picture book crew you get books for, get them this one.

'"We are the possible police.
We know everything.
And yet you still
imagine things
we have not thought
and have not seen.

How can this be?"

And I replied...
"If I dream,
and then believe,
nothing in the world
is impossible for me."'