The Pelican Who Couldn't. Age
The Pelican who Couldn't
Neil Griffiths, illustrated by Peggy Collins
A tale of two pelicans who attempt to ‘out-do’ each other. After much thrashing and splashing and pinching and snapping, one overdoes it, with feather-flying consequences!
A ‘no, you can’t, yes, I can’ story, that may leave you lost for words!
This is a simple storyline with child-friendly language and clever use of repetitive vocabulary. It gives opportunities to explore sea creatures and the two spectacular pop-ups, will have you not only reading, but playing with this book non-stop! Peggy Collins illustrations are full of fun and her use of bold, bright colors has created the perfect seascape for this maritime caper!
Issues/Topic areas: Pelicans, sea creatures, boasting
"I love Neil Griffiths' books - he is such a wonderful storyteller, so it was very exciting to get three new books all at once! This is an enchanting game of 'Can' 'Can't' played by two Pelicans who try to outdo each other in the number of creatures they can eat... but in the end one gets just a bit too confident and bites off more than he can chew! Children will love the unexpected pop-ups. It's a good way to learn about some of the sea creatures and this will lead to further discussion. Peggy Collin's vivid illustrations tell the story excellently and combined with the repetitive language, will help young readers."
- parents in touch.co.uk