If apples had teeth what would happen? They would bite back, of course! And if pickles were tickled? They would never be sour. If you open this book, you will also find out what would happen if turtles were chickens, if mushrooms had hair, and many other IF’s. Published for the first time in 1960, this was Shirley and Milton Glaser’s first children’s book together. A list of all sort of objects and animals that defy definitions and drag us into a world of nonsense full of vivid color illustrations that are just as funny and improbable as the text. A very funny book that is colourful, zany, and utterly refreshing. Guaranteed to start a whole rash of fresh IF’s.
“The book came about early in our marriage. It developed from a game we played with each other, mostly while traveling by train through Europe. We thought that the title “If Apples Had Teeth” would be an appropriate one for children and after a few months we decided to see if we could create a book out of that conversation. It was the first one we did together and we never imagined it would live this long.”
– Milton Glaser