Item description for I Can Do It Too! by Ken Wilson-Max Karen Baicker...
Overview Supported by her family, an African American girl is self confident about what she can do and in turn supports a younger family member.
Publishers Description Anyone can pour juice, bake a cake, and kiss away hurts right? But maybe just maybe it s not so easy when you are very small! Daddy pours juice without even thinking about it, Grandma bakes a cake effortlessly, and the next-door neighbor rides a bike as if he were born on one! Whatever is happening, our little heroine wants to join in and do it too. With caring support from her family and many friends, she not only finds she can do it too, but soon she is big enough to pass on loving encouragement of her own. The simple cadence of the text and the direct-to-the-heart art result in a book as warm and generous as its message.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.78" Width: 9.78" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.03 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher Handprint Books
ISBN 1929766831 ISBN13 9781929766833
Reviews - What do customers think about I Can Do It Too!?
She thinks she can, she thinks she can Mar 14, 2004
You just don't realize how few early picture books featuring African-Americans there are out there until you stumble across one that's really fantastic. Looking at Karen Baicker's enjoyable, "And I Can Do It Too!", I'm struck by how she has taken such a simple subject and applied it to a variety of situations. More impressive by far, however, are Ken Wilson-Max's brave and deceptively simple illustrations to the story. If you're looking for something to read to those antsy early readers that let's them play along and join in on the chorus, this book's for you.
The book jacket to this story puts it best when it says that this is truly a tale about, "growing up surrounded by love". The little protagonist in this story is doing her darndest to do everything the grown-ups around her do. Her dad pours orange juice? "I can do it too!" Her grandpa reads to her? "I can do it too!" You get the idea. The thick paints employed by skillful Wilson-Max are bright and colorful. They expertly convey everything from a fancy tea to a tender moment of hugs. Additionally, the sturdy pages in this book hold up well to little hands. As for the pictures, there are no tiny details here, making this book a perfect one for group storytimes. You can make out every person and action in this tale from quite a distance. And those brushstrokes. Those wonderful wonderful brushstrokes. You can tell Wilson-Max had a lot of fun painting these pictures. It's a lovely story told with eloquence and style. A perfect story for any little one that's just getting the gist of everyday chores and actions.
A wonderful book! Feb 25, 2004
My three year old LOVES this book -- clearly his favorite.
My son loves to repeat the refrain: "I can do it too". And of course the illustrations are beautiful.
Baicker is a genius! I highly recommend this book.
A wonderful book for a toddler Aug 14, 2003
A very simple but age-appropriate story for a two-year-old: in a series of incidents, the toddler narrator observes something that father or mother or uncle or older neighbor can do, and then asserts "I can do it too!" The lively and brightly colored illustrations confirm that she can, though not always in the same way.
A great book to share with a child who wants to do things him or herself. As a bonus, it's printed on unusually heavy paper (not cardboard, paper), making it easier for little hands to turn the pages without tearing them.