Listening is an essential life skill that helps children achieve success at school, follow safety rules and show others that they care about them. In a world filled with distractions, being a “good listener” has become more difficult than ever. The playful rhymes of Yes, I Can Listen! encourage children to appreciate the rewards of attentive listening. With sweet characters, varied type faces, and vivid colors, this picture book introduces a variety of listening scenarios. Each two-page spread let children imagine how they might listen in a number of common situations. Yes, I Can Listen! concludes with a page of suggestions for parents who wish to explore more activities that encourage and develop their children’s listening skills.
I am the award-winning author of more than 70 picture books, including “Detective Blue” (starred review from School Library Journal), “Pluto Visits Earth” (ABC Best Books for Children), and my upcoming “Yes, I Can Listen!”
I live in New York City with my beautiful wife and talkative cat, Biscuit, who has been immortalized in my latest picture book, “”Princess Kitty.”” My daughter is currently attending college, where she is a Junior. One of my favorite activities is biking around Central Park, where cars are now forbidden.
Susan Szecsi is a freelance designer and illustrator with traditional fine art training. As a little girl she wanted to be an astronaut or a princess or a magician. She has fulfilled one of her dreams because she discovered that illustrating books is like doing magic every day. Susan has two sons and lives in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband. For more information: www.brainmonsters.com