THIS BOOK CAN DO ANYTHING
By: Tristan Mory
Published: September 14, 2021
Publisher: Chronicle Kids/Twirl
All kids like books that are silly. This new board book shows kids all the fun things the book can do and naturally will encourage kids to do the same. From winking and blinking to sticking out their tongue, toddlers will naturally be tempted to try out these skills as well.
The illustrations look like they have been drawn on a whiteboard. The drawings of the book person are simple but silly. The pages with words are clear of other images and help with the definition of words vs pictures for the very young readers. The color choices are minimal as well which keeps things simple, another bonus to early readers.
The final pages offer an interactive feature for the kids to do with the book. By pulling the hat, the hands stretch out from the face and the feet kick to the side in a peekaboo gesture. Once they have read the book a few times, kids will be anxious to get to that last page.
Any books that are fun and offer a way for kids to “read along” will encourage a love of reading. THIS BOOK CAN DO ANYTHING will help your child realize that they can do anything too!
Tristan Mory is the head graphic editor for the magazine, Histoires pour les Petits. He earned a degree in visual communication and has illustrated books for various publishers, including Milan, Albin Michel, and Flammarion. He lives and works in Toulouse, France.