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Sunday 23 February 2014

Review: Toucan Can!

Toucan is a clever bird. He can do lots of things. He can dance, he can sing, he can bang a frying pan.

Can you do what Toucan can?

He can also swing, slide and hide. He can even juggle a frying pan and a stew pan while performing the cancan on a fruit can!

Can you?

BUT there are some things Toucan can't do. He can't stomp like you. He can't romp and hop because he might skip, trip, flip and flop.

Illustrated by the illustrious Sarah Davis, with vibrant, action-filled pages of much humour and dynamic movement, this is a very wordy book in all senses of the word ('scuse the pun).

With rhyme, onomatopoeia, repetition and plenty of word-play, this is an ideal book to read aloud in a group setting, and is perfect for honing vocabulary and comprehension skills, not to mention stand-up-and-dance interaction.

By the end of the book, Toucan is surrounded by a considerable crowd of dancing, grinning critters having an absolute ball--and kids will delight in this merry band of happy characters.

Title: Toucan Can!
Author: Juliet MacIver
Illustrator: Sarah Davis
Publisher: Gecko Press, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 February 2014
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781877467530
For ages:  2 - 7
Type: Picture Book