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I Can Do It Myself!

I Can Do It Myself!

Spring 2009 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Author: Diane Adams
Illustrator: Nancy Hayashi
ISBN: 9781561454716
Hardcover Price: $15.95
For a small child, Emily Pearl is the epitome of independence. Not only can she do many things by herself, she is creative in how she approaches her tasks. When making her bed, for example, she starts at the foot of the bed holding the covers over her shoulders and crawls toward the headboard, pulling the covers with her. An effective but lumpy solution.

Whenever Emily’s mother offers to help, Emily replies with a resolute refrain, “I can do it myself!” The pastel-hued, sketchy illustrations are full of cheery good humor and expand the story in ways that will amuse adults who are well acquainted with this confident preschool personality trait.

Kemie Nix   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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