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Children's Fiction Books & Libraries

You Can Read

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by Mark Hoffmann

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2017
Category
Books & Libraries, Imagination & Play, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459813243
    Publish Date
    Feb 2017
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459813267
    Publish Date
    Feb 2017
    List Price
    $16.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459817654
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $0.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.
Presented in light-hearted, rib-tickling verse that's perfect for reading aloud, You Can Read sings it loud and proud: Books are awesome. And so are the people who read them.

About the authors

 

Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.

 

HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.

Helaine Becker's profile page

Mark Hoffmann's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, CLEL Bell Award
  • Commended, Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada
  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best

Editorial Reviews

"This picture book celebrates the wonderful life that comes with being a reader and the infinite portability of books…Each quirky illustration takes the text and embeds it right into the story, creating a cohesive interplay of text and illustration…Subtle delights are enough to charm both young readers and the adults reading with them. "

Canadian Children's Book News

"The tale's amusing silliness and heartfelt enthusiasm are endearing, and the message that 'reading's great for doing…Everwhere' is delightfully trumpeted throughout."

School Library Journal—Books to Celebrate International Literacy Day

"Will have librarians, teachers, and book mavens immediately reaching for it...This will pair nicely with other books about the pleasures of reading and can be used to invite conversation with kids."

Kirkus Reviews

"If read aloud, expect howls of delight."

Youth Services Book Reviews

"You Can Read is a delightful picture book that is funny, endearing, and appealing for children of all ages. From the beginning sentence, to the last page, readers are taken on a whirlwind adventure to many places where one can celebrate the joy of reading."

Resource Links

“Sly details in the art add cohesion and substance.”

The Horn Book Online

"Children will find it amusing that they can read on a toilet or in their underwear! A fun read-aloud for a storytime or class visit. This book is definitely worth purchasing."

School Library Journal

"This quirky, irrepressible picture book lists all the places where you can enjoy a book (or two, or three)...You Can Read is a perfect storytime choice for sharing at school, library, home...'EVERYWHERE!' Highly Recommended."

CM Magazine

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