You Can Do It Too!

You Can Do It Too!

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by Karen Baicker, Ken Wilson-Max
     
 

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Karen Baicker's can-do heroine is back. This time, instead of figuring out what she has to learn, as she did in I Can Do It Too!, she is teaching her young sibling everything she thinks he needs to know. From banging a spoon on the back of a pan for music to march by to spitting straight into the sink when it is tooth-brushing time, the big sister is very

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Karen Baicker's can-do heroine is back. This time, instead of figuring out what she has to learn, as she did in I Can Do It Too!, she is teaching her young sibling everything she thinks he needs to know. From banging a spoon on the back of a pan for music to march by to spitting straight into the sink when it is tooth-brushing time, the big sister is very busy—so busy that it takes a while for her to realize that her little brother can do something she cannot!

Ken Wilson-Max's vivid, posterlike illustrations and Karen Baicker's simple, family-friendly poetry make this reading pleasure for toddlers, their older siblings, and the grown-ups who love them.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-In I Can Do It Too! (Handprint, 2003), an African-American girl copies the actions of every member of her family and then, at the end, welcomes a new baby brother. Here, she and her brother, now a toddler, play together. As the older sibling, she encourages him to try and do what she does: "`I can draw and paint and glue/and make a picture of-guess who?/You Can Do It Too!'" The boy follows his sister's activities throughout the day, occasionally bending down and looking at her through his legs. At bedtime, she copies his position, saying, "`Look at what I'm doing now!/I'm so proud you showed me how!'" This appealing offering has bright, double-page illustrations done in primary colors and outlined in black. The simple shapes and vibrant hues give the artwork a pleasingly childlike appearance. The rhyming text is presented in bold black print. The whole package comes wrapped in a bright red cover. A perfect offering for toddlers.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Another charmer from the team that created I Can Do It Too! (2003). That title character has grown up a bit and become a big sister, and she maintains her lovely, unspoiled attitude of support and encouragement for someone who's smaller than she. Maybe her dear little toddler brother (whose favorite way to look at the world is bent over with his head between his knees) can't really "do it too," but with his sister's affirmation there is implicit confidence that (with her guidance, of course) he certainly will. With obvious affection and a big-sis sense of pride in demonstrating skills including straightening up, sharing, sliding and tooth-brushing, she boosts her brother's confidence and allows that perhaps there's a thing or two that she can learn from him. Sturdy, with the kid-friendly font and big, bright, fingerpaint-y pictures readers recognize as Wilson-Max, this one is positively sure to please. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811875615
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/23/2010
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,136,600
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

A many-talented editor, Karen Baicker lives with her husband, Paul, and their two children, Lucy and Jake, in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Illustrator and photographer Ken Wilson-Max lives and works in London, but his illustrations are known and loved throughout the world. He is the author and illustrator of his own books, such as Big Silver Space Shuttle and Halala Means Welcome: A Book of Zulu Words.

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