WHAT EDDIE CAN DO by Wilfried Gebhard


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Age Range: 3 - 7
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A youngster with a very vivid imagination must learn how to tie his shoes if he is to rescue his friend Clara. Eddie is a young boy with no time to learn anything new. He’s off to dive on a sunken ship (on the bottom of his bedroom floor), travel through outer space (in his cardboard ship), explore the rainforest (his backyard), and tame wild tigers (his cat). But when his friend Clara is trapped in the tree house by the dreaded two-tailed monster (a garden hose), he must make the time to learn to tie his shoes so that he can tie the monster to a tree. Gebhard’s illustrations fit the text perfectly, showing readers just how far imagination can take you with a few simple props found around the house. Simple cartoon drawings and bright colors bring Eddie’s adventures to life. And for those readers who still cannot tie up their own monsters, there is a detailed step-by-step diagram of how to tie a shoe. A fun read-aloud for the preschool set, which just might spark a desire to learn something new. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-929132-60-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kane/Miller
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2004


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