April 25, 2011
“Lots of picture books, especially ones about school, are about the dark side. Separation anxiety, bad grades, bullying, scary new experiences, etc. And those are great. But other than Keisha Anna Can! I can’t think of one that is just a whole book about a totally capable kid celebrating how proud she is of herself. And sometimes I need to read it to myself, to pick up some Can! when I’m all can’t.
Who knows all the weekdays?
Who can read the alphabet?
Who can sharpen pencils?
Who can feed the classroom pet?
Who can count how many days
it’s been since school began?
Who can pass out paints and brushes?
KEISHA ANN CAN!
Oh my gosh, Keisha Ann, meeeee tooooo!!! Now let’s go kick some butt at tetherball just you and me! WOOHOO!!!”—Anna, University Bookstore, Seattle