Can You See Me? by Mikhala Lantz-Simmons and Mohammad Rasoulipour is an incredibly fun children’s book that I actually had quite a bit of fun reading. There’s a genuine and wonderful cleverness to how the illustrations in this book are constructed. The book is, as the cover suggests, a unique conglomeration of shapes, put together against a single color background to depict a specific animal that young children are meant to suss out.
Honestly, this is a pretty cute children’s book. I love that it features an abundance of triangles to develop the shapes of the animals and ultimately I found it quite clever. Some are harder to determine than others, but fortunately, the rhyming text is there to assist when necessary.
Of course, as much as I did genuinely like this book, I did find myself at somewhat of a loss regarding the end message. It doesn’t really seem to have one. Other than the fact that this book teaches about animals, triangles, and art there isn’t really a whole lot to say for what children reading this are bound to learn. In that sense, I did very much enjoy the book but I don’t know if I would go out of my way to get copies for any kids I know.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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