Monday, March 26, 2018

Who Can? by Charles Ghigna

Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, brings a winning concept to the world of board books. WHO CAN?  (Orca Book Publishers, March  2018) incorporates simple rhyme and bright, colorful illustrations by Vlasta Van Kampen that will capture the young reader's attention. 



This book will engage and entertain the parent, caregiver, or older sibling who reads the book aloud. Books that become favorites demand to be read over and over again. A toddler will be charmed by the bright pictures; the older reader won't tire of reading the word game puzzles.

Each spread features a sound-it-out riddle with an animal hiding on the next page. Here are two of my favorites:




This is Charles' third board book with Orca Publishers. Click here for the entire list that includes two picture books. Like First Times and many of his other books, his granddaughter, Charlotte Rose, helped inspire this clever book. Charles got the idea when they were playing word games and creating riddles. 

Sorry! No giveaway this time. I'm saving this one for my next grand baby--and for his three-year-old sister to "read" to him!

9 comments:

Connie Porter Saunders said...

This book sounds great! I don't blame you for holding on to this one. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Connie!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you, Carol, for your thoughtful review of WHO CAN? So glad you like the book! I hope your granddaughter likes it too! Thanks, too, for mentioning that FIRST TIMES was inspired by my granddaughter, Charlotte Rose! She will be excited to see that you included her name here on your beautiful blog.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you so much, Carol, for this beautiful, thoughtful review! So glad you like WHO CAN? I hope your granddaughter enjoys it too! I know my Charlotte Rose will be thrilled to see her name in your mention of FIRST TIMES!

Rosi said...

It looks perfectly adorable. Thanks for telling me about it.

Cat Michaels said...

What a charming picture book, Carol! Love how it teases out answers with illustration clues. Your grands will adore it -:D,

Carol Baldwin said...

thanks, Cat. I can't wait to give it my three year old!

Linda A. said...

Adorable!

Carol Baldwin said...

Indeed!

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