Books as Gift Guide

Books make the best gifts. I may be a little biased, but I love giving books as gifts. I think they offer a personal connection. You are either saying, I loved this book and I think you will too. Or, I know you love cats, science, history, etc so I thought this would be a great book for you. It means you have listened to them when they have shared something with you and that you took the time to notice. To see all the posts in this series, click HERE


Oskar Can


By: Britta Teckentrup

Published: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Prestel Junior



How many children’s books do you know that use a raven as the main character? I love it when children’s books vary from the norm and use unique animals in their stories. This is the third book in the Oskar series and this time he is finding out all the things he can do.

Since this is written for younger readers, children will be able to identify with Oskar and all the new things he can do. Most kids will be able to do them along with Oskar or want to start trying to learn. Things like counting, yoga, kicking a ball, and building a tower are all things Oskar can…do. At the end, Oskar asks, “What can you do?” This leaves opportunity for kids to relish in all the things they can do rather than focusing on the things they can’t do….like crossing the street by themselves, or tying a shoe, or riding a bike on two wheels.

Britta’s uses simple collage illustrations in her books and yet they are vivid and fit the story so perfectly. Oskar is adorable and doesn’t need any more than the simple shapes used to create him and his friend, Mo. Share this positive book with the little ones you like to read to!


To see the other Oskar books click, HERE  and to see other books by Britta Teckentrup, click HERE. I’ve reviewed her book, BIRDS AND THEIR FEATHERS, HERE.


Author Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup – source

Britta Teckentrup was born in Germany and moved to England in 1988. She is the author and illustrator of many books for children. She now lives in Berlin with her husband and young son. For more information, check out her website, HERE.

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I will be linking up this review on Booking Mama’s regular Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. This is a place for bloggers to share posts related to children’s and YA books. You will find spotlights, reviews, and sometimes even giveaways by clicking HERE, every Saturday.



Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase the book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.



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