Two Girls Can

Two Girls Can

by Keiko Narahashi

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Narahashi's (I Have a Friend) tribute to girlfriend power is both hip and energetic. Beginning with the electric pink cover featuring two girls in sunglasses with plenty of attitude, the book overflows with liveliness and a multicultural, capable cast of girls. They can "hold hands,/ give bear hugs,/ be best friends." Various pairs of girls climb trees, share treats and jokes, and even "get really, really mad,/ then make up and [are] brave together." In the grand finale, all the girls join together in an exuberant conga line dance. The text occasionally substitutes activities too arbitrary to demonstrate real friendship ("Two girls can stay dry, or get wet, and dry again"). But the illustrations buoy any shortcomings in the text with enthusiasm. Narahashi's vibrant watercolors of exuberant girls echo the joyful pleasures children find in one another. Readers will feel empowered by the confidence emanating from the girls in these pages as they celebrate the everyday things they can do together. Ages 3-7. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
What can two girls do? Read this playful book and find out the joys, fun and activities that two little girls can share with each other. From holding hands to singing songs to being quiet and when there are three or four or more, everyone can dance. The watercolor drawings please the eye and stir the imagination to think of how these experiences create friendships. This book would be a joy for siblings as they become friends and enjoy each other as sisters. 2000, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Ages 1 to 5, $16.00. Reviewer: Karen Werner
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Romping through seasons and moods, Narahashi's spare text celebrates young female friendships. "Two girls can/fly a kite,/or dig a hole,/then make a tunnel/and meet in the middle." The multicultural cast pairs up to hug, spy, and fuss in watercolors ranging from neons to somber rain gray. Near the end of the list of joys, all couples join in a colorful dance parade. Girls everywhere will see themselves somewhere on these pages. The flat, snapshotlike scenes create ample interest for read-aloud sessions. As in I Have a Friend (McElderry, 1987), the author fans open a concept into its finest parts.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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