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What Can It Be? is a 1994 children's picture book that was written by Stephen White and illustrated by Chris Sharp and David McGlothlin.


Can imagination help solve a mystery? Imaginations of young readers will be stimulated as they read this story about Baby Bop and her brother BJ trying to find a mysterious animal in the forest. As clues add up, Baby Bop imagines an increasingly fanciful creature until Barney solves the mystery with his own surprise.




  • An audio cassette version was released in 1995. The same audio would later be featured on the electronic visual version that was packaged with the DVD of Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm.
  • This story was included in the book and app of Barney's Storybook Treasury.
  • This book was one of ten stories to be featured on the PBS Kids Barney website.