I CAN DO IT MYSELF
Emily Pearl can do lots of things by herself. But sometimes even resourceful little girls need help.
Emily Pearl is a very big girl. She can pour her own juice. She can feed her goldfish. She can even curl her own hair. Whenever her mother tries to help, Emily says, “I can do it myself!” But even a very big girl like Emily can sometimes feel a teeny bit small, especially at bedtime when dark shadows creep across the walls of her bedroom. Luckily for Emily, her mom understands and gives her a helping hand.
Diane Adams’s delightful, rhyming story of one child’s determined quest for independence is complemented by Nancy Hayashi’s charming illustrations that colorfully capturing the chaotic ups and downs in the life of a preschooler.
“Click-click-clacking up the track. Sinking lower, peering back. Slowly climbing to the top. Edging closer toward the drop.”
A timid young boy joins his eager father for a ride on a roller coaster. After zigzagging through the line, the pair boards the DinoCoaster for a fast-paced ride that takes them lurching and tilting upside down, round and round. When the roller coaster finally comes to a stop, the excited young boy is ready for another ride…but his queasy father has other ideas.
Diane Adams’ simple, rhyming roller coaster adventure will thrill young readers, while artist Kevin Luthardt’s highly expressive, comical, full-color illustrations capture the sensations of the rollicking ride.