I Can Blink
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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.
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.
- Books For Keeps - Reviewed in BfK No. 56 (May 1989) by Moira Small)
- Hobbs, Nancy (1997-09-05). "Under the Covers: Reviews of Children's Books". The Salt Lake Tribune. p. B4. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
Popular children's author and artist Frank Asch has designed I Can Roar Like a Lion and I Can Blink Like an Owl to invite toddler interaction