I Can Do It Too!

I Can Do It Too!

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by Karen Baicker, Ken Wilson-Max
     
 

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This heartwarming story reminds us how satisfying it is to grow up surrounded by love. I Can Do It Too! affirms a little girl's growing independence as she, too, can begin to do all the things she sees her parents, relatives and neighbors do: pouring juice at breakfast, strumming a guitar, and even riding a bike! The simple cadence of text andSee more details below

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This heartwarming story reminds us how satisfying it is to grow up surrounded by love. I Can Do It Too! affirms a little girl's growing independence as she, too, can begin to do all the things she sees her parents, relatives and neighbors do: pouring juice at breakfast, strumming a guitar, and even riding a bike! The simple cadence of text and direct-to-the-heart art result in a book as warm and generous as its message, providing reading pleasure for toddlers, older siblings, and the grown-ups who love them.

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Publishers Weekly
In I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max, a simple rhyming text and the artist's signature bold, bright colors outlined with thick black brushstrokes appear on heavy cardstock pages. A girl shouts the titular refrain as she emulates the activities of the adults around her, such as pouring juice or riding a bike (or, in her case, a trike), gaining confidence even if she doesn't always do everything perfectly. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Young children are continually faced with challenging developmental milestones, and this affirming read-aloud offers lots of encouragement. In simple rhymes, an African-American child describes the actions of her extended family members, friends, and neighbors and adds an enthusiastic "I can do it too!" response to each activity. Colorful, full-page illustrations show her pouring juice like Dad, holding a book like Grandpa, putting on clothes like her big sister, etc. Preschoolers are likely to repeat the catchy title refrain. A good choice for toddler collections.-Ajoke T. I. Kokodoko, Oakland Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Is there anything so heady or contagious as the shiny, new confidence of a child who has freshly mastered the everyday, but oh-so-difficult? No matter that a few drops of juice miss the glass, or that her buttons are a bit askew, the lively little heroine of this satisfying story absolutely exudes positivity and innocent pride in newly-acquired skills. With bright, broad, touch-me artwork and easy-on-the-ears rhyming text, Wilson-Max and Baicker conspire to communicate, most successfully, the infectious exuberance of their cake-baking (okay, batter-testing), trike-riding young subject. (P.S. Thanks for the helmet.) This sturdy cardstock offering has plenty of finger-paint child appeal: each carefully composed page depicts the earnest little girl's effort to replicate the activity of a nearby friend or family member, and artfully integrated, actively designed type swings and sings and whooshes across paintings that pronounce her hard-won self-assurance with a boldly saturated palette. Physical skills are not the only kind in focus here, for a happy contagion of kindness is also afoot. The support of her family and congenial companions has the very finest of effects, and best of all, at the end of it all, is our little heroine's unspoiled and generous display of encouragement for one even smaller than she. (Picture book. 11/2-4)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452109817
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,115,010
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

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