I Can Help (Hardcover)

A Picture Book

By David Hyde Costello, David Hyde Costello (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374335267, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2010

List Price: 15.99*
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"Uh-oh. I'm lost," a little duck says.
"I can help," says a monkey, who swings down from a tree and points out Mama duck.
Then the monkey loses his balance Who can help him? Giraffe can

And so the fun begins in this story, beautifully illustrated in watercolor and line, about how easy it is to help someone in need.

I Can Help is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

David Costello is the author of Here They Come! He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Praise For I Can Help: A Picture Book

"Each animal has offered a solution suited to its skills, and the words are easily memorized with their variations: perfect intellectual engagement on the preschool level." —Newsday
"The animals' predicaments will be familiar to young children, and the concept of helping is right on target for the always-eager-to-lend-a-hand audience. Costello's animated art tells a lot of the story, and there's enough easily resolved tension to keep things lively." —Horn Book