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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: pro-literacy, getting kids to read, spelling, adventure, enjoying reading
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 28/02/2017
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In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.

Presented in light-hearted, rib-tickling verse that's perfect for reading aloud, You Can Read sings it loud and proud: Books are awesome. And so are the people who read them.

School Library Journal—Books to Celebrate International Literacy Day - September 8, 2017
"The tale's amusing silliness and heartfelt enthusiasm are endearing, and the message that 'reading's great for doing…Everwhere' is delightfully trumpeted throughout."
Canadian Children's Book News - July 1, 2017
"This picture book celebrates the wonderful life that comes with being a reader and the infinite portability of books…Each quirky illustration takes the text and embeds it right into the story, creating a cohesive interplay of text and illustration…Subtle delights are enough to charm both young readers and the adults reading with them. "
Youth Services Book Reviews - April 21, 2017
"If read aloud, expect howls of delight."
CM Magazine - April 14, 2017
"This quirky, irrepressible picture book lists all the places where you can enjoy a book (or two, or three)...You Can Read is a perfect storytime choice for sharing at school, library, home...'EVERYWHERE!' Highly Recommended."
Resource Links - February 15, 2017
"You Can Read is a delightful picture book that is funny, endearing, and appealing for children of all ages. From the beginning sentence, to the last page, readers are taken on a whirlwind adventure to many places where one can celebrate the joy of reading."
School Library Journal - February 1, 2017
"Children will find it amusing that they can read on a toilet or in their underwear! A fun read-aloud for a storytime or class visit. This book is definitely worth purchasing."
Kirkus Reviews - January 15, 2017
"Will have librarians, teachers, and book mavens immediately reaching for it...This will pair nicely with other books about the pleasures of reading and can be used to invite conversation with kids."

Awards

Resource Links The Year's Best  | 2017 | Commended
CLEL Bell Award  | 2018 | Short-listed
Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada  | 2018 | Commended

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