Toucan with Two Cans by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Aaron Spurgeon


Toucan with Two Cans (Ready to Read, Level One) by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Aaron Spurgeon. Simon Spotlight, 2021. 9781534485938

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5

Format: Hardcover

Genre:  Easy reader

What did you like about the book? Toucan tries to juggle cans – first two, then three…but can he juggle five cans? Simple, alliterative text has several words that have the ‘-an’ root – can, fan, can-can – with some rhyming. Fun retro animation-like art show a jungle setting with toucans, flamingos and other birds amid stylized plants. A silly, appealing reader.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book? For emerging readers, ages 4-6, who like silly stories. 

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Early readers

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: November 27, 2021

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