WHO CAN JUMP? by Sebastien Braun


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Age Range: 0 - 2
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Toddlers are introduced to a variety of animals that jump in this lift-the-flap offering.

On each left-hand page, large, black, wavering letters ask the question “Who can jump?” A stationary animal is pictured on the right-hand page. When the good-sized, rectangular flap on the right is opened, it reveals the animal in the act of jumping, hopping or leaping into the air along with a simple sentence: “A cat can jump” or “A frog can jump.” The final pages offer a small twist; a little blond child decked out in red rain gear is featured jumping into a puddle, along with the words: “You can jump!” The cheerful mixed-media illustrations are what make this offering stand out. Thick lines, simple shapes and bold colors make the pictures especially toddler friendly. Companion volume Who Can Swim? is even more engaging, as it incorporates a bit of a guessing game. Only a small portion of each animal is depicted when the flap is closed, allowing little ones a chance to guess which animal will ultimately be revealed. Also, the flaps here are different shapes, adding some welcome variety and mimicking the fluidity of the water.

Simple and sweet lift-the-flap fare that toddlers will love. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)

Pub Date: March 25th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6753-5
Page count: 14pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2014


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