Look What I Can Do is a book by author Nancy Viau and illustrated beautifully by Anna Vojtech. In this delightful offering, readers and listening ears will be taken in to a charming world of nature that encourages children by telling tale and displaying all sorts of forest animals pressing on to not give up.
This book is a wonderful confidence booster and it was really quite fun for both my children ages four & two. They totally loved to see all sorts of animals trying new things. Some of the animals displayed through out include a baby Fawn and Doe, A family of red squirrels, Owls, Turtles, to name just a few. Achievements of the animals included baby birds learning to fly, spiders spinning their webs, a frog catching a fly with their tongue, a baby bear learning how to catch a fish, and more.
The illustrations are warm, enchanting, and completely inviting. My children really liked taking the entire pictures in before I turned each page. The writing isn’t wordy at all. In fact, it’s written in rhyme so it’s easier for children to remember and great for beginner readers. This message behind this book is a great one. It celebrates milestones, it also teaching children to still have fun and be kid! It’s totally motivating! It’s important for children not to stress or worry if they don’t get it the first few times and this book backs that concept.
My daughter will be receiving a bike for her birthday this year. It’s something completely new to her and I don’t want her to feel bad if she doesn’t get it right away. I also don’t want her to grow frustrated not to try it again at all. I know that when this moment does spark, I can pull this book back out and mention it using it as a confidence booster and reminder to try again during our reading times.
Buy it: If you’d like to purchase Look What I Can Do! for someone special in your life, it’s $12.71 on Amazon (as of this posting). It can also be purchased directly from Abrams Books as well as other well known bookstores for 16.95.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Abrams Books for Young Readers in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.