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Who Can?

by (author) Charles Ghigna

illustrated by Vlasta Van Kampen

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
General, Imagination & Play, Beginner
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 0 to 2


Tongue-twisty teasers lead the reader through a miscellany of animals in this brilliantly illustrated hint-and-reveal book.

Careful clues invite the child to guess what's coming next, and rhythm and repetition invite early readers to try out this little riddle book on their own. From toucan to centipede, all will delight in Vlasta van Kampen's colorful art and Charles Ghigna's whimsical words.

About the authors


  • Unknown, Cybils Board Book Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens starred selection

Editorial Reviews

"Charles' rhyming riddles with help from Vlasta's art create a book full of fun for younger readers as they learn about riddles and rhyming, guessing from hints in the words and the pictures. The plus is that this learning is what readers do all the time. It's a terrific new book!"

Teacher Dance blog

&quotThis book is adorable with bright and fun illustrations. It makes for a fun engaging read aloud because of the rhyming and the questions. Great fun!&quot

Kiss the Book blog

"I love this book! And you will, too…Jaunty, rhythmic, and filled with wordplay, it provides many chances to bolster vocabulary and literary understanding. You will find much to consider while reading it together."

Sal's Fiction Addiction

"Rich, vibrant watercolour paintings enhance the text and provide readers with plenty of details to examine. Clever, whimsical and fun! Recommended."

CM Magazine

"Not only will this board book be a playful delight to the preschool crowd, but it will also teach them a variety of animal facts, prediction strategies, a rhythmic cadence, and a sense of celebration for reaching the end of the book. Highly recommended."

Resource Links

Other titles by Charles Ghigna

Other titles by Vlasta Van Kampen