cover image Hands Can

Hands Can

Cheryl Willis Hudson. Candlewick Press (MA), $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1667-0

In Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson, photos by John-Francis Bourke, a simple rhyming text and crisp photos of toddlers depict a number of activities to inspire youngsters to discover the world with their own hands. Beginning ""Hands can wave to say `hello.'/ Hands can touch things high and low,"" a multiracial cast of characters fold and mold, mix and fix, all against solid-colored backgrounds.