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I can do it myself /

by Fisher, Valorie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9780449815946 (lib. bdg.) :; 0449815943 (lib. bdg.) :.Subject(s): Life skills -- Juvenile literature | Self-reliance -- Juvenile literature | Life skills | Self-relianceSummary: Combines boldly colored photography and affirming text in an upbeat approach to elementary childhood milestones that encourages young children to practice such independent skills as tying shoes, making beds, and writing letters and numbers.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Can you tie your shoe? Write your letters and numbers? Make your bed? Or set the table? Can you do it by yourself? Children and parents alike will rejoice as 4- to 6-year-olds achieve these important childhood milestones (and many more) with the help of this engaging and fun picture book.<br> <br> Award-winning author-illustrator Valorie Fisher uses bright, gorgeous photos to illustrate these topics in a completely fresh way. Parents will love this stylish and funny approach to common childhood tasks, while kids will revel in the joy of independence.

Combines boldly colored photography and affirming text in an upbeat approach to elementary childhood milestones that encourages young children to practice such independent skills as tying shoes, making beds, and writing letters and numbers.

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Horn Book Review

Tiny poseable dolls help young children celebrate the many concepts they need to learn. Fisher (Everything I Need to Know Before I'm Five, rev. 7/11) includes the basics for preschoolers and kindergartners: left and right; how to hold a pencil; writing numbers and letters; counting; recognizing shapes, colors, and patterns; and the basics of dressing and eating. Little plastic dolls and toys are photographed against bright, solid-colored backgrounds, cleverly demonstrating each idea. In addition, close-ups of human hands and feet are occasionally shown handling scissors, shoelaces, pencils, toothbrushes, and one delicious-looking pitcher of lemonade. Most spreads stand alone, and the book has an extremely loose arc, starting with school skills and ending up with personal autonomy and manners. Kids will enjoy following all the tiny plastic toys, which accompany the alphabet, number, and sight-word pages. This sunny volume will help children build independence and also remind adults of just how capable very young ones can and should be, allowing those children to find new challenges. Now, go teach your four-year-old to make his bed! robin l. smith (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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