GOLD METAL WINNER at the 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS in the CHILDREN--SOCIAL ISSUES category
Isabelle and Joe love to watch TV, but when the power goes out and the TV doesn't work, will they find other fun activities to do?
...a good way to introduce ideas about politeness and nonscreen family entertainment.
"While the central theme was about spending time with family and not watching so much television, I appreciated that other lessons were cleverly woven into the story as well. Authors S.A. Dymond and Shiloh Dymond did a fine job with the memorable tale, and the book should be a welcome addition to any children's library."
"Authors S.A. Dymond and Shiloh Dymond have created a wonderful book that presents a problem most families can relate to and provides a solution....Can We Watch? should be read by all parents as a friendly reminder that children should be encouraged to look for other things to do rather than watch television."
"Reading Can We Watch? brings back life to interpersonal relationships. Can We Watch? is an ideal book for children and parents to read and enjoy together."
"Not only is Can We Watch? a fun storybook with excellent, brightly colored illustrations, it's an excellent topic starter for parents and educators to get kids brainstorming about hobbies, games and other recreational activities that can take the place of time spent watching TV. Can We Watch? is most highly recommended."
"The ending is perfect, rounding up a nice little story with a clear message. . . This would be a great story to read with a child at bedtime, where discussions could follow on things that children enjoy doing and what might be a suitable activity the following day for the whole family to enjoy. . . A great idea nicely portrayed."