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Happy Book Birthday to CAN YOU FIND PUP? by Vincent X. Kirsch—a JLG Selection!

Vincent X. Kirsch’s CAN YOU FIND PUP? came out with Holiday House today, October 23, 2018, as part of the I Like To Read series. It’s gotten nice reviews and is a Junior Library Guild pick!

Tate likes to draw, but Pup is never in Tate’s pictures. Especially not this time–Tate draws 10 cats on the couch, 10 bugs in the garden, and 10 birds in the park. Pup is very upset, so he runs away to join the circus. Tate misses Pup and draws many, many pictures of his dog to hang all over town. While reading the story, readers can search for cats, bugs, birds–and Pup!


“This clever story will also be a fine choice for preschoolers who are learning to count to 10, and it even teaches a little about different art methods. Lively illustrations in watercolor and ink are filled with tiny details and funny expressions for Tate and Pup and their feline friends.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Kirsch’s easy-to-read text is perfectly complemented by his French-inspired illustrations. His use of details, whimsy, color, and great facial expressions really bring this simple tale to life. The amazing clowns are worth the price of admission… This is a great beginning reader with fun illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly 

Purchase this whimsical, fun, and educational book from these retailers: AmazonPenguin Random HouseJunior Library Guild, or Barnes & Noble.

Vincent X. Kirsch is an author and illustrator who’s published several other picture books. Visit his website for more on him and his wonderful art!