I Can Do It Myself!
By Stephen Krensky; illustrated by Sara Gillingham
Abrams Appleseed, 2012. Unpaged. Small picture book (board book).
Growing older is something to enjoy, especially for toddlers who can do more and more things on their own! This book celebrates the budding independence of a little girl, accompanied by a funny little chick whose antics will surely charm young children. Illustrated by Sara Gillingham with the same retro-modern look as "Now I Am Big!," this book is vivid and bright, fun for both parent and child. Ending with my favorite line "I can ride, I can hide; I can reach a tall shelf...Hey, look at me--I can do it myself!," the story sums up the joy a toddler can experience with her newly learned skills.