Two Can by Smriti Prasadam-Halls & Ben Javens (Frances Lincoln)

13921037_10154242920445446_9086637446781391384_nTwo Can‘ is a clever and positive read for younger children.

We are introduced to one child, who can do everything quite well on their own, thank you very much – go on the swing, ride a bike, read a book, but two can’t.

13906852_10154242920475446_8320225192331778699_nInitially, the first child won’t allow another child to join in, until that is, the first child quickly realises that it’s often much better to play together.

Very quickly TWO becomes way more appealing than ONE.

12472485_10154242920550446_2152269927229006390_nWith minimal but highly poignant text delivered so expertly by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, this book provides maximum impact with so few words.

I can‘, ‘You can’t‘, ‘One can‘, ‘Two can’t‘.

13900186_10154242920545446_8634128432910877140_nWe adore the bold simplicity of Ben Javens retro inspired palette and suitably stylised illustrations, they provide the perfect marriage to Smriti Prasadam-Halls pared-down narrative.

This is a stunning picture book that offers a gentle message about playing together and the merits of helping our friends. Perfect for emerging readers.

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