Spring 2024

Can I Sit in the Middle?

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

This read-together board book is a snowballing narrative of animal chaos that culminates in story time under a blanket tent.

Everyone’s on the sofa to share a book: zebra, cat, child, lion. “Wait!” says zebra, “Stork isn’t here yet!” Then cat needs a cushion, hamster’s missing, someone’s sitting on lion’s tail, fish wants to be in the middle . . . . NOW they’ll be able to start—won’t they?

In this fun, humorous story, the familiar chaos of piling onto the sofa with friends builds to a climactic hullabaloo until the happy ending of sharing a book in an ideal reading spot—behind the sofa under the blanket tent.

Susanne Strasser’s snowballing animal stories that children love are bestsellers in multiple languages.

“A standout board book.”—Youth Services Book Review

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On pre-order until 03/05/2024
On pre-order until 03/05/2024
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Interest Level Preschool - Kindergarten
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 22
Publication Date 2024-03-05
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV019000, JUV051000, JUV047000
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 8 x 8.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Susanne Strasser

Susanne Strasser studied communication design and illustration in Munich and London. She is the author and illustrator of many successful picture books, including this bestselling series of board books about animal friends. She lives with her family in Munich.


School Library Journal

“Flexibility, the fun of reading aloud, and enjoyment of the company of others seem to be the messages of this humorous book. Repeated reads and lots of laughs are in sure supply.”—School Library Journal