Simple, minimal written text, bold illustrations, food for thought and a brilliant sense of humour.

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You Can Do It, Bert!

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The perfect gift for anyone embarking on a new adventure. You can do it, Bert!

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  • Product Description

    You can do it, Bert!

    Bert has been preparing for this for a long time. He is ready. Mentally and physically. But before he takes the plunge, he might need a bit of encouragement from his friends.


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Germany
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size
    ISBN

  • Reviews

    1. :

      There are many delightful clever features of this perfect wee story. It lends itself to all sorts of wonderful classroom discussion, and the unexpected ending is so very very funny.

    2. :

      This is funny, it is fun to read, the characterisation is great and there is an unexpected outcome. A really fabulous book.

    3. :

      Preschoolers faced with daunting new experiences will identify with Bert; both the humorous twist and the broad smile on Bert’s face as he dives off the branch for another go should help ease their fears.

    4. :

      K”nnecke’s single-plane vignettes are gems of minimalist visual humor … handled with a light touch and easy-going reassurance.

    5. :

      An amusing parable for any new venture in a person’s life. [The] illustrations are simple and charming.

    6. :

      [This book] is all about taking risks and believing in yourself – plus the power of friendship.

    7. :

      A simple story with simple, beautiful illustrations, this is a positive look at bravery, taking risks, friendship and encouragement, all with a lovely sense of humour.

    8. :

      The message is big, the package of words and illustrations is deceptively simple. It is an ideal book for four year olds facing up to school … but equally for those older people in your life embarking on scary new experiences.

    9. :

      A winning example of less is more.

    10. :

      There is a wonderful simplicity to this book that works brilliantly. The text is sparse and the pictures are large and simply drawn but there is plenty of room for imagination … It’s a lovely story about friendship; it’s a great way to talk about being brave; and it a sweet simple little story about encouragement.

    11. :

      A simple, positive story … This is an ideal picture book for children who are about to embark on their own new adventure.

    12. :

      This book is a sheer delight, not least of all because it really does keep you guessing right up to the delicious twist it delivers near the end of the story. Ole’s fabulous storytelling ability and the bright colourful and eye-catching art are going to make this a huge hit with youngsters.

    13. :

      Bert is rather plump and terribly endearing … we love him! The book easily stands up to being re-read over and over. It’s that kind of story.

    14. :

      Simple, brightly-coloured illustrations keep readers focused on Bert as he prepares for his grand challenge. Bert’s support team are a humorous group of characters. The surprise ending will produce smiles of recognition.

    15. :

      Simple, minimal written text, bold illustrations, food for thought and a brilliant sense of humour.

    16. :

      A gorgeous picture book … This is perfect for children who may just need a little encouragement to try something new. Great for pre-school.


  • Reviews

    1. :

      What a delightful book, I laughed out loud as I read it, so few words can convey so much. You think that Bert is learning to fly buy really he is enjoying swimming with his friends. The concept of courage and friendship is explored in this book. The illustrations are wonderful and bright and the facial expressions are just fabulous. I would recommend this book for teachers to use with K-2 students who are covering Health & Physical Education- Personal, Social and Community Health in the curriculum. The concept of how Bert uses strategies to help him with a problem or situation is very clever, a wonderful book which should be in all primary school libraries.

      Felecia Phillips
      Tasmanian eSchool
      Library Technician

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