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list price: $9.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Children's Fiction
published: March 2018
ISBN:9781459813694
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Who Can?

by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Vlasta Van Kampen

tagged: imagination & play, beginner
Description

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
Charles Ghigna, or Father Goose®, lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Abrams, Boyds Mills Press, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers. He has served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and as a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. For more information, visit www.FatherGoose.com.

Vlasta van Kampen is an award -winning illustrator and has published over 48 books. She graduated from OCA (now known as OCAD) University in 1966. On scholarship she studied typography and book design at the Gerrit Rietfeld Akedemie in The Netherlands. She delights in developing animal characters that will entertain the viewer. Her art is story telling in great detail, rendered in rich, saturated watercolors. Vlasta lives in Coburg, Ontario. For more information, visit www.vlasta.ca.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
0 to 3
Editorial Reviews

"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

"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

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

— CM Magazine

&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
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