'Of Course You Can!' on Suzy's Book Corner
Beloved New Zealand children's entertainer, Suzy Cato, chose Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe (by Karen Hinge, illustrated by Nicky Sievert, and translated by Ngaere Roberts) for Suzy's Book Corner. Watch the video of Suzy reading Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe:
Jeremy is starting a new school. He is a bit nervous and a lot worried but the children in this class are welcoming. Every time he thinks he can't take part they say 'Of course you can!' and so he plays soccer, joins in the Kapa Haka and even takes part in the cross country ... But when it comes to swimming the children aren't so sure Jeremy can do it.
Told in both Te Reo Māori and English, Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe was selected as a 2021 IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People With Disabilities.