Yes We Can!

Yes We Can!

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A wonderfully warm and reassuring tale of celebrating what each of us is good at! Little Roo, Quacker Duck and Country Mouse are playing happily together when Little Roo challenges Quacker Duck to jump over a big, big log. Of course he can't and Country Mouse laughs at him. Each friend ends up challenging another to do something they know will be impossible and the three end up quarrelling. It takes Roo's mother to show them that if they celebrate what they can do, instead of laughing at each other, it's much more fun and enjoyable. Can they be friends again? 'Yes we can!'show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 246 x 270 x 6mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour throughout
  • 0140569928
  • 9780140569926
  • 14,558

About Sam McBratney

Sam McBratney has been writing children's books for nearly thirty years. Having taught at all levels of education he became a full-time writer in 1992. Sam's best-known work is the picture book Guess How Much I Love You, published in 1994 which has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and continues to sell a million copies a year. It's Lovely When You Smile is Sam's first book for Puffin and there are more Little Roo books planned. Sam lives on the edge of Lough Neagh near more

Review Text

The author of the wildly successful Guess How Much I Love You (1995) tackles competition and compromise. Little Roo, Quacker Duck and Country Mouse are having fun playing in the leaves. Things go awry when Roo boasts to Duck that Roo can jump over logs unlike Duck. Duck responds by having a go, only to fall down. Mouse, who laughs, is dared to float on a puddle, which is Duck's specialty. However, Mouse cannot float. Little Roo finds this amusing and is dared to catch his own tail - Mouse's exceptional talent. Of course, this results in three sulky friends sitting on a log ignoring each other. Fuge's illustration of their petulant frowns is quite amusing. Luckily, Little Roo's mummy comes to figure out the problem. She shows them that they should be proud of their own unique talents. Illustrations of the animals are fun but the background is a bit confusing. In some spreads, it looks like summer, luxuriously verdant. Other pages appear to represent autumn. But this is a minor quibble, as the universal subjects covered will be both helpful and enjoyable for young children. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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Praise for It's Lovely When You Smile: 'Utterly irresistible' - Guardianshow more

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185 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (50)
4 41% (76)
3 21% (38)
2 10% (18)
1 2% (3)
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