I Can Explain


Author: Shinsuke Yoshitake
ISBN: 9781797216904
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Chronicle
Age range: 4 – 8 years

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Nose picking? Nail biting? Wiping dirty hands on clothes? Before you call them “bad manners,” consider the compelling reasons that may be behind these behaviors. For instance: Jumping on the bed is great practice for when the road becomes a trampoline! Not being able to sit still might actually be the chair’s fault! And what better way to train for the International Straw Chewing Contest than by chewing on straws?This laugh-out-loud picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake unpacks the reasons behind a variety of relatable behaviors. Clever and creative, it will inspire children and parents alike to expand their powers of reason and view their own habits in a new, humorous, and-most importantly-forgiving light.

After all, there’s an explanation for everything!

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Shinsuke Yoshitake