Hands Can by Cheryl Willis HudsonHands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Hands Can

byCheryl Willis HudsonIllustratorJohn-francis Bourke

Paperback | February 12, 2013

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Hands can do all kinds of things! A rhyming text with eye-catching color photos offers just the encouragement young children need to explore their world — hands on.

Hands can hold things.
Hands can mold things.
Hands can catch
and hands can throw.

Hands can do much more, of course - wave hello and goodbye, play peekaboo, touch things, clap, even tie a shoe. For the very young, hands are a never-ending source of discovery and a means of mastery in an ever-unfolding world. With singsong rhythm, simple design, and alluring color photos of toddlers, HANDS CAN invites the littlest readers to discover the many things hands can do.
Cheryl Willis Hudson is the author of a dozen books for children, including BRIGHT EYES, BROWN SKIN (coauthored with Bernette G. Ford) and COME BY HERE, LORD: EVERYDAY PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN. She says that HANDS CAN was inspired by her own children. "I was amazed by the versatility, dexterity, utility, and even gracefulness of such small...
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Title:Hands CanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.14 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763663360

ISBN - 13:9780763663360

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This inviting offering provides youngsters with an almost sensory experience in which they can appreciate how their hands help them to explore and interact with their world.—School Library JournalIn HANDS CAN by Cheryl Villis Hudson, photos by John-Francis Bourke, a simple rhyming text and crisp photos of toddlers depict a number of activities to inspire youngsters to discover the world with their own hands.—Publishers WeeklyThe book's loose structure, open-ended topic, and eye-catching photos leave plenty of space for conversation between young children and those who read aloud to them, a real plus in books for the very young.—BooklistThe preschoolers portrayed are young enough that their motions are still not self-conscious and are chubbily short of precision, gently touching all they meet, readers included.—Chicago TribuneChildren are sure to reach for this book again and again.—Scholastic Parent & Child