Can You? is simple yet effective in engaging the little one who is new to books. If you are looking for a book which is a small step above word-per-page concept books (eg. hat, ball, bib etc.), then this is the book for you.
Can You? is a touch and feel book. The story follows a baby as he or she undertakes simple tasks, such as opening a present and playing peek-a-boo. The narrator wants to know; 'Baby can do XYZ. Can you?'.
I'm pleased to report that, thanks to this book, my son (19 months) has been asking 'Can you'? from a very early age. What more can a mother ask for?
This book is derivative of the Pat the Bunny books, by Dorothy Kuhardt, but less gender division-y and a lot more contemporary.
I recommend this one without reservation. My son has been enamoured with this book for about eight months now and shows no sign of retiring it any time soon.
I went out and bought this book. Can you?
Title: Can You?
Author/Illustrator: Rod Campbell
Publisher: MacMillan, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 April 2014
For ages: Birth – 4
Type: Board Book