The Can Man

By Kids Lit

Williams has taken what could have been a didactic moral tale and turned it instead into a fresh story about kindness and community. Her text has a warmth to it that makes the story relatable, bringing the issue of homelessness and poverty directly into a child-eye view. Orback’s illustrations reflect the same honesty as the words. His paintings glow with a warm light and offer a realistic view of the neighborhood the story is set in.

Bravo for a book that brings social concerns to children without lecturing! —Kids Lit