I Call My Hand Gentle by Amanda Haan

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Look at your hand.

It can hit, or it can hug.

It can break, or it can tickle. . . .

What can you do with your hand? Illuminating this seemingly simple idea with a vibrant palette and bold graphics, a first-time author and illustrator team encourage readers to look at the many things their own two hands are capable of. Touching on themes of peace, violence, and responsibility, this provocative and strikingly-illustrated book sends an upbeat message that readers of all ages will want to pass along.


About Amanda Haan

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\This is Amanda Haan's first book for children. A free-lance writer, she holds a Master's degree in psychology from the University of Geneva. Marina Sagona's work has appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times among other places.
Published May 12, 2003 by Viking Juvenile. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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An unseen narrator announces, "This is my hand," then proceeds to describe what a hand can do (pick, hug, protect) and to assert various truisms ("It can't do things without me/ It does what I want it to do").

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