I Can Blink

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I Can Blink (ISBN 0-919964-69-9) is a children's picture book by Frank Asch. It was published in 1985 by Kids Can Press, and printed by Everbest in Hong Kong.

The book consists of a series of simple sentences, with definite parallel structure. Children are encouraged to put their face through a circle cut out of the book, and proceed with the facial actions described.

The book fosters both understanding of animals, of body parts, and of movements.

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Uniquely, the written "plot" starts on the cover, with the phrase "I can blink like an owl." The book continues, encouraging children to sniff like a dog, snap like a turtle, chew like a cow, shake their head like a horse, puff their cheeks like a squirrel, stick out their tongue like a snake, smile like a monkey, scrunch their face like a walrus, and wiggle their nose like a rabbit.

The last page is an image of a flower, which has no associated action or text.

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