I Am, I Can

I Am, I Can

Madalena Matoso & Ana Pessoa

Original Title
Eu sou eu sei
Published
Planeta Tangerina, 2018
Genre
Picture books
Pages
42
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I Am, I Can

Madalena Matoso & Ana Pessoa

While we’re growing up, we learn something new every day. An emotion, a joke, a sound, a flavour. One day we dive, the next day we discover a new place. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. In this adventure of being and growing, every experience counts.

On this book, Madalena Matoso’s illustrations dialogue with words by Ana Pessoa, bringing us closer to those moments when we focus on growing up and taking new steps. Whether they’re historical milestones (like those written in books) or more subtle achievements, those moments are equally important. What they all have in common is the determination, rhythm, energy and resilience that one needs to grow up. “I am. I can. I bring. I king. I ping. I pong.”

Come along, to discover this poem that never stops growing.

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Press voices
"A book about learning to exist: being, seeing, talking, looking, living, socializing. (…) A book for toddlers? Maybe, but I’d also risk saying that it’s the first philosophy book for babies." – Blog Prateleira de Baixo, 20/06/2018

"The illustrations by Madalena Matoso trace the originality and creativity — in the cover, endpapers, as well as in their lively and rhythmic dialogue with Ana Pessoa’s text." – Deus me livro, June 2018
Awards
Recommended — Portuguese National Reading Plan

Highly recommended — Category “Portuguese Language Literature”, FNLIJ (Brazil, 2020)

Nominated — Best Portuguese Picturebook Illustrator, at the Amadora BD Festival Awards (2019)