Monday, June 13, 2016

Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang - ESSENTIAL

Kang, Anna Can I Tell You a Secret? Illustrated by Christopher Weyant.  PICTURE BOOK.  HarperCollins, 2016.  $18. 

Monty, a young frog, has a secret.  He’s afraid of the water.  What should he do?  With the reader’s encouragement, Monty finds the courage to tell his parents.  It takes him a  few tries, but when he does confess, he feels much better and gets the help he needs to make the change. 

The ending is a little simplistic, but Monty’s fear and nervousness shine right through before then.  The illustrations are darling.  This is a  fun, interactive book that can be used as a springboard to discuss secrets, asking for help, and even friendship.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library teacher

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