Children and parents alike will delight in this joyous declaration of toddler independence. This book celebrates the feats of growing out of babyhood and starting to embrace the world on your own terms. Whether it's being tall enough to reach a high shelf or brave enough to splash in the waves, Krensky and Gillingham address the small victories that come with growing just a little bit older. Energentic text and retro-fresh illustrations celebrate this important developmental stage with charm and relevance.
Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture.
Praise for I Can Do It Myself
"Short and satisfying, these 'empowering celebrations' of burgeoning independence will encourage small children to see how far they've already come."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Krensky celebrates the increasing independence of toddlers and their pride of accomplishment."
--The Horn Book
The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013
Toronto Public Library system's "First & Best" Reading Program
The book title is a familiar refrain in the real lives of toddlers and their parents; its relevance will sing loud and clear to consumers.; Pays tribute to the "small steps" that a toddler takes towards independence, with cheerful art and congratulatory text.; With Gillingham's retro fresh style and 4 colour spot treatment, this book will surely appeal to children and adults alike.; With one boy main character and one girl main character, this pair of books achieves full spectrum appeal, as well as larger on shelf presence.
Stephen Krensky has been a full time author since 1975, and has published over 100 fiction and non fiction books for children. Sara Gillingham is an award winning art director and designer. She served as the Children's Design Director at Chronicle Books, and taught at U.C. Berkeley and the CA College of Arts. Sara is the creator of the In My Nest series (2009).