HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: The Possible Police
Author: Wylde Scott
Illustrator: Hannah K .Shuping
Publisher: Wylde Press, 2014
Related website: http://www.wyldescott.com (author)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: Ages 3-8
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Scott, Wylde. The Possible Police (published in 2014 by Wylde Press, an imprint of Wylde Scott Entertainment LLC). Just who are “The Possible Police”? In this rhythmical story, author Wylde Scott portrays himself as a young boy who dreams about doing such things seeing the moon, riding the wind on a red balloon, capturing lightning in a jar, and painting a smile on a star. But then “The Possible Police” come along to tell him that “It’s just not done.” So they lock the locks, chain the door, and nail his skates to the floor. What will Wylde do now?
What might happen if all obstacles to a child’s imagination are removed? Anything is possible. Unless of course, people let “The Possible Police” stop them. At some time or another nearly all of us have encountered “The Possible Police” in the person of a usually well-meaning teacher, coach, boss, even friend, or family member who discourages us from taking risks and chasing our dreams. Wylde Scott believes that all children should live in a world of endless possibilities.
With beautiful, dream-like illustrations by the wonderful and talented Hannah K. Shuping, The Possible Police will take children into their boundless imagination and help them fight off those who try to stop them from believing. “You have not seen, you do not know, what I can do, where I can go. Just because you fail to see all that’s possible and what could be.” The poetry may be a bit difficult for the younger end of the intended audience to get, but the general message of this children’s picture book is clear. Don’t let dream destroyers and nay-sayers keep you from doing what you dream.