Hands Can

Hands Can

By Cheryl Willis Hudson; John-Francis Bourke (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763663360, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013


Hands can do all kinds of things! A rhyming text with eye-catching color photos offers just the encouragement young children need to explore their world - hands on.

Hands can hold things.
Hands can mold things.
Hands can catch
and hands can throw.

Hands can do much more, of course - wave hello and goodbye, play peekaboo, touch things, clap, even tie a shoe. For the very young, hands are a never-ending source of discovery and a means of mastery in an ever-unfolding world. With singsong rhythm, simple design, and alluring color photos of toddlers, HANDS CAN invites the littlest readers to discover the many things hands can do.

About the Author

JOHN-FRANCIS BOURKE was born in Dublin, Ireland, and now works in New York City. His photographs have been published in CQ, TV Guide, ESPN The Magazine, Nick Jr., Parenting, and Parents. He says, "Photographing people provides me with a constant stream of new faces, new words, new conversation--it never gets old. Photographing children gives you all that, plus innocence and curiosity. Wonderful!" This is his first book for children.